Currently working on: Freedom from cocoa tyranny
So I’m giving up chocolate for Lent. As I’ve mentioned on this blog once or twice before, I’m addicted to buckets of double chocolate cookie dough.
Eight pounds of cookie dough every month was starting to seem a little… excessive, which is not to say OBSESSIVE. And, really, what better time of year to give up chocolate than the Easter season?
I mean, I have a perfectly fine imagination on my own. It’s not like romance writers NEED chocolate to be inspired.
There are lots of ways to say “I love you” that don’t include theobromine.
Sure, Godiva has furnite made of chocolate. But I didn’t make that bed, so I won’t lie in it. Even if it would be awfully convenient from a snacking standpoint.
Think of all the time I’ll save not mixing up incredibly difficult desserts that are huge hits at picnics like the following:
Cheap box of brownie mix (recommend Duncan Hines family size prepared to “fudgy” directions in 13×9 pan)
Minty middle: Beat together 3 Tbl soft butter, 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp pure mint extract, 2 Tbl milk
Chocolate top: 2 Tbl butter & 3/4 cup decent chocolate (recommend Trader Joe’s 1 pound bittersweet block — did I mention that buying chocolate by the pound is probably an indication of a problem?)
Nope, instead, I can sleep well knowing I’ve beaten my chocolate addiction. Maybe it’ll be a bed of chocolate. Yum….