Mar 3, 2016

Always check the crime scene

I couldn't resist the pack of large beautiful berries on the store shelf, while chocolate covered triangular shapes of soft red sweetness danced in my head. 
 
So while Mark was at the Italian Home picking golf teams, I melted the chocolate and planned on dipping.  He wouldn't know how many were in the pack and how many were missing.  It was a golden opportunity.  I've gained a few more pounds and am embarrassed to let someone see what a piggy I am.
The chocolate melted but not fluid enough to dip or coat. As I continued trying different pans, and melting methods, I couldn't resist taking a spoon and smearing the thick chocolate on, just to get started, do a test, be a pig.  Maybe I overheated the chocolate this time but since it didn't burn my lips, I thought the temp was good.  Simmering water exploded when I set in a stainless pan with uncooperative chocolate, but I trudged on, all while "testing".  Little by little, my clean strawberries lined up for dipping were disappearing as was the chocolate. How could that be?  It's not the right consistency yet and it's almost gone with only three strawberries left!  How was this happening?  I finally gave up when the little bit left was too hard to spread.  Whether the chocolate would have hardened on the berry is unknown since they never had the chance.  I knew that it was dripping as I tested them because my fleece jacket had chocolate streaks from the loose but thick brown sweetness.  More time passed than expected so I started cleaning up the mess before he returned.  Threw my stained jacket in the wash and left a few bare strawberries on the counter. When he walked in, I knew something was wrong. 
"What were you doing?" 
"Well I tried to dip a few strawberries but it didn't work." 
"It didn't?" 
"Nope. I couldn't dip them, couldn't get the consistency right."
"So you didn't make any?"
"No."
"Have you been in the bathroom recently?"
"What?  Why would you ask me that?"
"Look down at your top."
"Oh.  It must have splattered when I was cleaning up."
"Really?"
"The bathroom."

Busted......




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39 comments:

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

red handed. busted.
lol
L

Vera said...

laughing out loud at work...Marly you are too, too funny!

Gale said...

Love this!

Linda said...

Love This THANKS for the Laugh Needed it

Carol said...

That sounds like something I would do, Marly! My husband is a health nut and I'm always "hiding the evidence!!" Love the photo--thanks for the laugh :)

Maggee said...

Of ALL the blogs I read, YOURS evokes noises from me all the time!! Today I had a hearty laugh!! You are too much! But--you made my mouth water too! Chocolate... yummm...

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
It is amazing what lengths we girls will go to for chocolate!!! Bet it was yummy!! Thanks for the laugh today!!!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Okay, girlfriend, you made me laugh right out loud. That is the absolute best picture of the cat that ate the canary look. Tee hee!! Love it. You are so awesome!

Vickie said...

hahahaha! :D

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Vitamin C in the strawberries, Iron in the chocolate = Health Food - Oh yes!

Fran Caswell said...

You are too funny! Thanks for the good laugh.

Truus said...

You saved something for later???

Greetings,Truus from Holland

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

What a sight ... I am still laughing. LUV it.

Enjoy what ever is left,
Peace for all too,
Barb

Solstitches said...

Oh I did enjoy this post :) Thanks for the smiles.
Margaret

Rugs and Pugs said...

Too funny. Love the picture.
Hugs :)
Lauren

diamondc said...

You crack me up, shame on you, just kidding, I love chocolate and would do the same.
Strawberries are the greatest treat with chocolate, by the way you look really innocent, giggles.

Blessings
Catherine

capecodgirl565 said...

Okay, great, thanks...now all I am thinking about is chocolate covered strawberries!

Three Sheep Studio said...

Love the pic !! *grin*
Rose

Lisa Sener said...

You are awesome, Marly!! Laughing out loud right now....

Ellen said...

You are so "crazy". Guess you could have said "the cat made me do it".

celkalee said...

Been there, done that, got caught, oh well!

Theresa said...

Yep. When you're caught, you're caught. Toooo funny.

Theresa said...

Yep. When you're caught, you're caught. Toooo funny.

Karen Budnick said...

Hilarious! And why does my husband always come over for a kiss right after I've stuck a tablespoon of peanut butter in my mouth? Busted again...

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

LOVE IT!

Barb said...

Very funny. You were caught red handed!

Krissy B. said...

Too Funny! The picture says it all! I hope your hubby appreciates your humor!! Thanks for the laughs! Krissy B.

Jean Bee said...

OMG. You are too funny!

bluetit said...

flagrant délit de gourmandise!
bisous

C. M. Designs said...

Don't you hate that when that happens ? The berries were good going down, though, now weren't they !
And, we have snow.........roads are clear but schools in our county are closed. Don't know why ! Still have 75 degree weather mentioned for Thursday.
Charlotte

Bobbie Whittington said...

LOL! I love reading your blog!!

Primitive Stars said...

LOL!!! You are such a hoot, still laughing.Blessings Francine.

Jackie said...

Love your mugshot! I'm still laughing....

Cricket-bug Corner said...

darn it!! Ü Ü Ü

moosecraft said...

lol! Love it! Thanks or the giggles!

Jessica said...

LOL! So busted!

Margaret said...

Oh Marly, you are hysterical! ROTFL!

Ele said...

You're great!
and a source of inspiration... I bought a basket of giant strawberries this morning. Off to melt some chocolate now!!

Pam in IL said...

LOL!!

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