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29 August 2008

The Bride's Request

Chocolate covered strawberries are surprisingly easy to make & always a huge hit at parties. To make this batch, I used about 3 tubs of strawberries and 1 package of dark cocoa candy melts. I threw the candy melts in my little crockpot on low, and washed & dried the strawberries. You want to give the strawberries enough time to get dry so the chocolate will stick. Also, leave the tops on them. The time that I cut the tops off was very unappetizing: they started to rot and most of it went to waste. The longest part of dipping the strawberries was actually waiting for the chocolate to melt, which is not something to rush. The actual dipping went quickly and easily. Set them on wax paper to dry. It's probably better to make them the same day that you're going to eat them: I've never been able to keep them nice when I store them overnight.


misskate said...

*drool* yum

Ritsumei said...

I was hoping you'd be pleased. =D

Keeley said...

Dude, I can't believe how busy you've been! Hope you get some sleep soon. =)

Those strawberries look amazing...

AGH!! MY gosh as I've been typing this misskate's icon popped up and it's ZIM!!!!!!! Zim! I love Zim! We just watched "Backseat Drivers from Beyond the Stars" while eating lunch today...not a good choice considering some icky bits of the episodes. =D

"My Tallest! My Tallest!"
"I was in the turkey all along!"
"Always the undead with that boy"
"SON! There better not be any walking dead up there!"
"You're nothing, Earth boy! Go home and shave your giant head of smell with your bad self!"

Ahhhh. Good times, good times.

Ritsumei said...

I'm supposed to borrow her copy of the various shows, but alas, I forgot when I was down there last. Thus, I am only incompletely initiated. But Kate's a big fan: her cell phone message announces that she's Kate then you hear Zim "I'm gonna sing the Doom Song now! Doom doom doom do-doom...."

Very good times indeed.

Ritsumei said...

Oh, did you see that sending you cookies is on my List of Things to Do?? I haven't forgotten!

Keeley said...

Well then, you must borrow them from someone else close by! =D

There's a couple that I don't like - and most of them have bizarre gross bits in, but it's so insane that it's addictive. =D We have about five episodes recorded on our DVR. Some episodes I can't cope with cos they're too nasty, but your life is forever changed the moment you hear:

Bow down, Bow Down
Before the power of Santa
Or be crushed, be crushed
Byyyyyyyyy his jolly boots of doom.


No no no, that's not Zim singing the doom song, that's Gir. Zim is the one going INSANE because Gir sings "doom doom doom" for six months straight in the first episode... =D

Hahaha, no I hadn't noticed that part of your list - I must go check it out. =D

BUT!!!! You may not make them until you've had enough sleep, k?

Ritsumei said...

I promise not to do the cookies till I've had some sleep. That's not a problem at all. I've got chocolate chips & walnuts all ready to go though. And I might play around with another batch of the cut-out cookies.... I've got some leftover frosting that I'd like to figure out a use for.


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