Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate
or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.
~ Joanne Harris, Chocolat
Dear Weight Watchers:
Yesterday, I ate some lovely Ghirardelli chocolate.
When I got home I calculated the point values and it was seven huge points. Since you only allow me 27 points a day, that chocolate was my dinner.
I'm writing to protest.
Seriously. Chocolate has flavinoids, antioxidant polyphenols, phenethylamine, and about 300 other identified chemicals. Real smart people have published articles that say it lowers blood pressure, slows blood clots, lowers "bad" cholesterol, clears a cough, works as a laxative, and, of course is an aphrodisiac. . . . I mean, really, think of all the calories it burns as an aphrodisiac.
Back in 1870 pioneering nurse Florence Nightengale considered chocolate a basic staple to treat the ill. She mentioned in her notes, " . . . soup, wine and chocolate could certainly have saved hundreds of lives.”
If you lower the point value of chocolate, I can live to be a 100 – and still have dinner.
Sincerely, Chocolate Crazed Catered Crop
Dear Chocolate Crazed:
Yours Truly, Weight Watchers
Yeah, I don't think Weight Watchers is ever gonna agree with me on the whole chocolate issue. I'll have to get my endorphins some other way – like creating pink cards for our In the Pink Recipe Swap.
This was fun! Thanks, too, to Ribbon Carousel for their fun Beautiful Bows challenge.
Our fabulous sponsor, Lilly Belle's Paperie and Textiles, sent all of us Catered Crop folks some lovely, low calorie, pink yumminess to play with. She even included matching envelopes.
Here are the markers, sketch and supplies for the card.
The little doorhanger treat boxes were super easy to assemble after the Silhouette Cameo did all the hard work cutting out the template. The instructions for assembling the boxes are available and 3 Under 3 and More.
And, here are the additional ingredients for the boxes.