An afternoon movie with the girls (with popcorn and chocolate!) is made sweeter by returning home to a dozen red roses from my husband (with chocolate!).
I am loving my new KitchenAid mixer that my husband bought me for Christmas. Before this, I still used a twenty-plus year-old hand mixer that my aunt had given me when I went to university. It worked great for many, many recipes, but it was time to move on.
I used it to make these cupcakes, chocolate with cream cheese icing, just because.
I have a horrible sweet tooth.
Usually, it’s chocolate that I’m after, but lately – maybe because of Easter coming – it’s been candy. Especially jelly beans.
They’re the perfect candy: Tiny, smooth, and pretty; little bursts of sweetness in every imaginable flavour. I could never decide on a favourite.
Well, maybe chocolate.
I know I’ve posted about coffee and chocolate before, but I just can’t get enough.
Especially when the chocolate is yummies. You know, the round ones with all the rainbow candies on top? The perfect mix of melt-in-your-mouth and little gritty bits.
(When I was pregnant, I subsisted on these!)
With a cup of coffee, they are a happy little treat. (They just look sort of cheerful, don’t they?)
My day would not be complete without my afternoon chocolate treat!
It may not be the healthiest habit, but it makes me happy. Every afternoon, with my coffee, I must have chocolate. I’ve even been known to carry my own in my purse when visiting, just so I won’t miss out.