Lately there hasn’t been much to blog about, unless you want to hear about my incredible desire for more baked goods and good chocolate.
It seems I got spoiled back on Valentine’s Day when a box of very fresh, very delicious Belgian chocolates arrived on my doorstep. I started the box while watching the movie Eastern Promises; the chocolate was better. Ever since then I’ve harbored an enormous desire to eat more very good chocolates (thwarted by every awful supermarket brand) and an even more bizarre desire to watch fewer ‘R’ rated movies.
Eastern Promises has a fantastic plot, driven and engaging performances, but the throat slitting (nothing by Sweeney Todd standards) has kind of put me off of film violence. I think I’m over it all, which is new. I think I was over Hershey’s chocolate from birth, but even Lindt isn’t doing it for me anymore. Lindt is what I buy my kids to eat, it has become ‘kid-level’ chocolate. My biggest problem is that my Belgian chocolates are, on sale, $27 a pound. Ouch. Also, you can’t just run down to the corner grocery to buy them; tack on another $14 for 2-day refrigerated shipping. I’m guessing that when you’re looking into refinancing your home to keep you in chocolates, it might be time to reevaluate.
So the time for reevaluation has arrived: fewer ‘R’ movies and less substandard chocolate, even if that means less chocolate. I wonder if this self-reflection will begin to preclude baked goods. Heaven forfend, I don’t think I can get over baked goods:
Exhibit A - Mini donuts I made for a party last week.Sarah K's recipe.