Monday, April 23, 2012

A True Story: Told in Two Chapters:

Another of the promised recipes: This one told in a delightful prose format!



Chapter One:
Once upon a time there was a handsome and wonderful husband who came home from work one night and volunteered to make bean soup for dinner.

“Of course!” said his thankful and over-worked wife. (that's me, just in case you didn't figure it out yet....) “You know how I love to eat a healthy meal!”

Veggies were chopped, beans were simmered, broth was lovingly added.

“Dinner sure smells great,” said the appreciative wife.  “Thank you, honey, for keeping it low calorie and high fiber tonight!”

The generous husband served the soup to a grateful wife and they ate their healthy meal in peace.
The evening continued in the usual manner, a little TV, some computer time, reading and light discussion about various topics.


Chapter Two:
While the husband tidied up after the meal (aren't I blessed?), the Mrs. plopped down with her huge pile of cooking magazines. Things progressed peacefully, until….. she came upon ….”Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce.” 

What came next can only be described as frantic! A type of crazed frenzy! She stood up, scribbled a grocery list, grabbed the car keys, zipped to and from the grocery store, made a full batch of the glorious stuff, and proceeded to eat two huge bowls of mint chocolate chip ice cream smothered in the dark goodness……


So much for the healthy and light meal! (Thanks, anyway, honey!)

½ C packed brown sugar
¼ C unsweetened cocoa powder
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
¼ C butter
¼ C buttermilk OR ¼ C milk and 1 t lemon juice
1 C whipping cream
½ C light-colored corn syrup
1 t vanilla
½ t salt 
Slowly heat it all together in a heavy saucepan. 


5 comments:

  1. That's the point of a healthy, lower calorie and fat dinner so that a few hours later you don't feel so guilty when you indulge in dessert. I practice that regularly.

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  2. I love hot chocolate, but have never made my own! This looks so rich and decadent. And over mint ice cream? Genius!!

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  3. Cute! I would definitely splurge on that dessert! Actually, the whole meal sounds great to me!

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  4. Tracy, you are SO funny! I agree with Gail, the beauty of a lo-cal meal is so you can indulge in a decadent dessert. That sauce looks delicious, I'll have to give it a try. With a good fudge sauce, I always say, who needs the ice cream?

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