So, as I’ve mentioned, for Valentine’s Day my husband gave me a year’s worth of gluten-free treats from the GFree Pantry. And my mother-in-law gave me a two-pound box of See’s Candies. To be specific, she sent me a box of Bordeaux, half milk chocolate and half dark chocolate. Bordeaux is my favorite candy in the world. Absolute favorite. And no, my mother-in-law is not taking applications for additional daughters.
Why am I telling you this? Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it? All See’s Candies are gluten-free. Every single glorious bite, but especially (and most importantly) Bordeaux. Yum.
Legally speaking, the See’s candy is officially for the “family”, but everyone knows that whenever chocolate enters the house, no matter what it says on the card, it is really for “me”. For the past five days, therefore, I have been expending a lot of energy hiding the Bordeaux from the girls. It has been all over the house — I can’t tell you more because the girls read this blog and it could limit my options later.
But tonight they found the box. I know that because, when I came downstairs, the kitchen counter was covered with those little rice-shaped chocolate sprinkles that cover a See’s Bordeaux. They were everywhere. This was not surprising. I know — from eating many, many Bordeaux myself — that it is impossible to eat a Bordeaux without sending a little snowstorm of chocolate jimmies down all around you.
My girls will happily tell you that I am a bit obsessive about clean counters, and I will agree — up to a point. I don’t fold laundry, and I don’t really unload the dishwasher, but I do believe in a nice, crumb-free counter top. (Don’t even get me going on the glutinous crumbs issue.) But when I came into the kitchen just now and saw all those chocolate sprinkles on the butcher block, all I felt was happy. Happy for the girls, because I knew what they were eating right then. And happy for me, because I knew what I was going to be eating in just one second.
My box of Pirate’s Booty and gluten-free graham crackers hasn’t arrived yet, but right now I’m eating a Bordeaux.
Bye bye for now,
Today’s Treat: Can you guess? I had one for breakfast, with my tea. I had one for lunch, with whatever else I was eating (I don’t remember). I possibly had a few around 4:00. And now I’m having more. If you don’t live in California and therefore don’t have a Sees Candy store nearby, you can order Bordeaux (dark or milk chocolate) by the box, online. http://www.sees.com.