[about the author]
i actually like speaking in front of large crowds. freakish,
i work crossword puzzles in ink.
i am the american nigella lawson. or maybe the american eddie
izzard. can't decide, really.
i would be a really good mom, but i'm cool with being a really
i am sometimes more perceptive than i would like to be.
i am fiercely loyal. sometimes, stupidly so.
i never play dumb. never.
i am way too hard on myself.
i am a change agent.
i sometimes cross that fine line between assertive and aggressive.
i am not afraid to tell people that i love them.
i am militantly pro-choice.
i am pro-adoption.
i know a little bit about alot of things.
i typically enjoy the company of men more than women.
i am capable of being really mean and nasty, but i fight it.
i am a lifelong cubs fan. do not laugh.
i have been known to hold a grudge.
i have hips.
i am not my sister.
i am lousy at forgiving myself.
i am an indoor kind of gal.
i am a bargain shopper. to the point of obsession.
i am 32 flavors. and then some.
so, i was talking to a friend who was giving me advice that i gave to someone else earlier this week.
just write something unexpected. forget about what everyone expects, and just right something out of left field.
did i ever tell you i really dig fondue?
i dig fondue.
3 bars [about 3 - 3.5 oz each] of really good milk chocolate...i prefer lindt. you should too. especially lindt excellence extra creamy, if you can get it, although the regular milk chocolate will sufficiently rock.
1/2 cup light or heavy cream...i prefer heavy. you should too. 'cause if you're gonna go, why go halfway? or, rather half-and-half way? sorry. couldn't resisit.
2 T of appropriate booze...i prefer godiva liquer. you should too. unless you decide to use amaretto instead. or cointreau. in which case, okayfine. heck, you could even use kirsch if you wanna get all euro on me.
- break up the chcolate and try not to eat too much of it right off the bat.
- combine all the ingredients in a saucepan or small chafing dish.
- stir over low heat until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- serve in a fondue pot or, if you're in a tight spot, a chafing dish over low heat. but, really, a fondue pot has a certain...vibe to it that you're just not gonna get with the chafing dish. seriously.
can't figure out what to do with your fondue?
get yourself some chunks of a big 'ol sarah lee poundcake. and some bananas. and some strawberries. and some marshmallows. and some graham crackers so you can have fake s'mores with the marshmallows. again, if you want to do the whole euro thing, you might try some profiteroles. you might even try some pretzels.
so, there you go.
how's that for unexpected?
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