February 18, 2012

Chocopalooza: Valentine’s Day 2012

I don’t know where my brain has been hiding these days.
In fact, I’m starting to think that it has burrowed down in the dirt like a groundhog for six more weeks of winter.
Walking into rooms, only to forget what I was looking for. Letting my stand mixer whip cake batter to a dry, overbeaten pulp. Forgetting to watch the weekly episode of “Four Weddings.” Honestly, I just don’t know what’s happening to me.
Although the whole forgetting to watch “Four Weddings” might be a good thing, because all the shots of yummy wedding food always send me diving for a bowl of snacks to munch along with the guests.
The point of the matter is, my brain’s decided to go on spring break waaay earlier than I had planned, which means that I completely forgot to tell you guys about the absolute chocolate downpour that was my Valentine’s Day.
To start off, my mom gave my sister and I a lovely, lovely collection of Jacques Torres chocolate goodies, from a deliciously decadent hot chocolate mix…
hot chocolate
…to gigantic chocolate chip cookies that I swear are made with layers of thin slabs of chocolate rather than simple chips…

cookies
…to cute, chocolate-covered cheerios.
chocolate covered cheerios
On February 14th itself, I got some b-e-a-yoootiful flowers from my dad…
roses
…as well as a few other chocolate-y surprises…
madeleines
godiva box
truffles 2
truffles 1
Now, before you go thinking that I just sit around, inhaling huge boxes of chocolates, this collection was for my mom, my sister, and I to share.
We treasure boxes of chocolates the way some people treasure diamonds.
Now that I’ve gushed to you all about my sugar high of a Valentine’s Day, tell me—how did you celebrate??

5 comments:

  1. Woah, lucky! That last photo of the chocs is stunning. Hooray for lovely parents. :) I am very much with you on the chocolate > diamonds thing.

    I didn't celebrate Valentines Day this year. I spent the evening writing an essay! So alooone. The best thing I ever did was go to an insect exhibition at the museum (!), followed by cocktails and Mexican food. That was fun!

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  2. Sounds like a great Valentines to me! My husband took me out to dinner at Carrabba's...then back home to have some Woodhouse Chocolates.

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  3. Everything looks just delicious!
    What a cute idea to have chocolate covered cheerios! YUM!!

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  4. Ohh Koci! What an absolute lovely mum you have. Hope college is going swell for you. I celebrated Heart-day with a surprise Reiki treatment, my boyfriend organized and a dinner in. Look forward to more of your posts and stories. :)

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  5. absolutely amazing spread! Who would say no to chocolate?

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