Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patricks Day

May the luck of the Irish be with you today!

The crazy leprechauns must have pinched Elle this morning as she woke us all up at 4am...  We played until it was time to go to work.

Cheese!  Or should it be cinnamon toast! 

Can you tell we have been up since 4...

Valentines Day

Colby and I stopped off at the local butcher shop on the way home to grab a steak and lobster!  Elle and Colby were watching the lobster broil very carefully.

Almost done!

I have been on a big fruit kick so Colby brought home a great bowl of fresh fruit.  Don't you just love the heart watermelon!


We actually split the lobster and steak so this is mine all ready cut up steak as I was sharing with Elle as well.  Hope you all had a wonderful Valentines day!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Oh! Chocolate

Valentines '10 I gave Colby a gift certificate for a chocolate class at Oh! Chocolate in Bellevue as I thought it would be a fun date night.  Well, 1 year later and 1 day before the certificate expired we finally made it to  class :)  I must say it was well worth it!  The founder's great-grandsons taught the class and were highly entertaining!  Here is a look at our plates when we arrived:

This was just a tasting plate so we could learn about chocolate and discuss the different characteristics tasted with each one.  Plus we were given sipping chocolate when we arrived. 

Before we got knee deep in chocolaty goodness!

Whoops my bad!  I was dirty before we even began tempering the chocolate!

We were given dark and milk chocolate in HUGE cups to learn to temper.  We didn't get any more pictures beyond this as I think I had chocolate up to my elbows by the time we were done!  We given endless supplies of pretzels, chips, strawberries, blackberries, oreos, graham crackers, and biscotti.  Colby was one of only two men in the class but he held his own quite well!  I would highly recommend this class for a fun date.  Plus you get to take a ton of chocolate home!!
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