Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy 19 + 1

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.
Simone Signoret, French actress (1921-1985)

Happy Anniversary to SIL and cute her husband! (He was always the cute one in the family. ;-) ) Celebrating 20 years of marital bliss tomorrow, the years fly faster than I can count

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Yield: 24 strawberries

Ingredients:
16 ounces milk chocolate chips **
2 tbsp shortening **
1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves

Directions:
1. Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries. (I held the strawberries by their leaves to dip them into the chocolate.)
2. In a double boiler, melt the shortening and then add the chocolate chips, stirring until half the chips have melted. Remove the chocolate from the heat and keep stirring until smooth.
3. Holding the strawberries by the toothpicks (or their leaves), dip them into the chocolate mixture. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate to cool. Alternatively, lay the coated strawberries on a wax paper covered cookie sheet.
4. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Source: Allrecipes.com
**Note: Using the original recipe's measurements, I am left with half a pot of chocolate sauce which is not a bad thing since there are bananas in the house, but it is not necessary if you just want to dip a pint of strawberries so I would suggest halving the amount of chips and shortening.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yes he is cute but I married him because he is 'simply the best'!!