Friday, October 9, 2009

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

As women, even men on the path of feeling someone of the opposite sex we will most times jump off the curb and do some of the craziest things in the name of “potential love”. Yes I said it “Potential Love”. It’s a mere prospect, probable, likely impending chance this will turn out the way you have conjured it up in your mind.

A couple months ago I was sweep off my feet; so much so that he inspired me to write, create new dishes and even step out side the box with the way I was going to receive the type of courtship he was ready for. He had just got out of a relationship and never been single at the age of 32. All those signs should have resonated but in the same breath he would bring me flowers if I was having a bad day, take 60 block walks with me talking about any and everything under the sun, call several times a day to my office just to hear my voice and shoot the shit, even spend time with my crazy friends. And they are no walk in the park for new comers.

So the blow of not wanting a relationship was soft. Heck I was like this is the best non relationship ever. Well his non relationship-relationship behavior made me jump into me and what I enjoy doing for my man- Taking care of him by any means necessary.

This all starts 3 weeks ago and 4 months in-things were flowing as usual. Though our time together was slowing down I was fine with that. The summer is over, fall is here and its time to get serious; no problem works for me. Well it was a Thursday and he had been craving a steak all day. So of course I ran straight to the market after work.

Picked up the 2 meatiest T-Bones I could find grab some Baby Red Potatoes and figured Brussel Sprouts would do this meal right. But it just didn’t seem like it was enough- I wanted him to have something sweet and sensual. Yes me of course but something else. As I looked up I saw the ripest Strawberries I have ever seen and knew that was it. My Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Jetting home I get a call and he says baby I will be there in an hour “shit” an hours???? Ok you can do this. I got dinner done, Strawberries chilling in the refrigerate, and 5 minutes to spare to jump in the shower.

Dinner of course blows his mind so much that he sits sucking on the bone for minutes before he realized what he was doing. I let out a chuckle as I remove the plate from the table and the bone from his mouth. Heading to the refrigerator I tell him to retire to the couch as I remove the bright red strawberries dipped in chocolate and sit beside him.
We sit there for hours talking rubbing releasing into each other.

The next day its business as usual we join some friends after work for drinks and dancing but the air if weird it’s different I’m feeling detached and I can’t place a finger on it. 3 weeks would follow and I think my finally installment of my summer love….

To be continued …. Sweet Potato Mash

Chocolate Covered Strawberries


3 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
3 ounces milk chocolate chips
3 ounces white chocolate chips
2 Tblspn of butter
1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried

Combine 1 tblspn of butter, semisweet and milk chocolate chips in one heat proof medium bowl and the other tblspn of white chocolate chips in another. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth.

Once the chocolates are melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle the white chocolate over the dipped strawberries.
Set the strawberries in refrigerator until the chocolate sets, about 15 minutes.