If your dream is to be up to your elbows in chocolate and making candy, I'm livin' it!
I used to work here and learned a great skill that has brought me lots of satisfaction over the years. Even though it's been over 15 years since I've worked there, I still manage to dip chocolates a couple of times a year.
This year I'm dipping chocolates for little gifts for the sisters in our ward. I did it last year and loved doing it, so I begged the bishop to let me do it again.
So today my kitchen smells divine and I'm having a blast.
This is an orange cream, mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....very delicious.
This is a bunch of chocolate that is being tempered to the right temperature before dipping, it will be nice and shiny. It works best being "worked" on a marble slab.
I am a chocolate snob, I only use this kind.
Yummy chocolates waiting to "cure" and on Tuesday the YM and YW will be coming over to package them into cute little bags and tied with ribbon. They will pass them out to the women on Mother's Day after the Mother's Day program.
I sometimes wish I had different talents, like spending hours running marathons or playing the piano or violin. Those are useful talents. I wish I hated chocolate. I don't hate chocolate. I love chocolate. That's why I'm not winning the Fitness Challenge. Sigh.
Oh, well, maybe someday I will find a talent that has a better use than putting unwanted pounds on hips, but in until I come across it, I'm livin' the dream.