Sunday, August 07, 2005

Foodie Shopping and Chocolate Heaven


Is it weird to get excited grocery shopping? I went today after church. I absolutely LOVE going to Central Market, a gourmet grocery store. Oh man...I could spend hours there...and hundreds of dollars. It's not a place you can just go in and buy your weekly groceries. But I love to buy our meat and produce here. (natural and organic) I guess I'm a "foodie." That is what Central Market calls their newsletter, but I think it describes me as well when I'm in there. Noah and I eat tons of fresh fruit and this place is fruit and vegetable heaven, too. And I found something today that I sure hope to find in THE Heaven someday. I read about it on Wendi Speciale's blog, and since we live in the same city, knew I had to try it. It's called Miles of Chocolate. Oh my....it is GOOD. The description on the website is perfect for it, too. YUM. You can even have it shipped to you. I had to get the bakery to cut the piece in half that I was intending to buy. And unless you want complete overload you can only take one or two bites at a time. It's fun just having it sitting in the fridge, LOL! :) Oh...and my Dad was a chocolate fiend. If they do have Miles of Chocolate in heaven, he's eating it with chocolate ice cream and chocolate syrup on top. :)

I got to scrapbook yesterday for about 3 hours. I had FUN! I finished my August design team projects for Wendi Speciale Designs. One of them included this layout using huge quotation mark stamps. You know, I don't like scanning my layouts because they never really look as good as they do in person. I guess that's the same for anyone. Oh well... :)

I'm off to start dinner. I'm making Chicken Stew with Biscuits, a Barefoot Contessa comfort food recipe and my Mom is coming over to eat with us. This tastes like chicken pot pie but with biscuits on top. The recipe is really long, so I'll post it later. For now, here's a chocolate recipe that I love! It's the easiest thing in the world and tastes like thick, warm chocolate pudding cake....

Triple Chocolate Mess

1 package chocolate cake mix
1 pint sour cream
1 package instant chocolate pudding
1 small bag chocolate chips
3/4 cup oil
4 eggs
1 cup water

Spray crockpot WELL with non-stick spray. Mix all ingredients. Pour into crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve in a bowl with ice cream or whipped cream on top.
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- Jennifer

"The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you." - Robert Louis Stevenson




18 comments:

msjonnalee said...

Chocolate cake in a crock, amazing.. i wil definitely try it out... I miss central market :-(

Jennifer Stewart said...

Jonna,

I always want to email you when you comment but there is no email on your profile! :) Just saying HI!

Jennifer

Maureen said...

Oh that choc.crockpot dessert sounds wonderful! I'm going to have to write that one down. And Central Market sounds like a neat place! I'd probably love shopping there too.

Jana said...

I ADORE Central Market too, could spend hours there. I am lovin' your blog!!

lisa said...

ummm.. YUM! both central market and the cake recipe... perfect!

Heather said...

OK, now I don't feel so alone in my love of the fun markets! Mine is called The Fresh Market. I love that place, it is where I go when Mark comes home from work, and I need to relax(get away from the kids). They also have a fantastic wine selection and always have a woman giving out samples.

kelly edgerton said...

I do NOT want to discover the Miles of Chocolate. It would doom me to despair. I LOVE the idea of your Dad enjoying his chocolate in heaven - what a great way to look at things.

Rori said...

OMG Jennifer that LO is so adorable! I left you praise! And thanks for the chocalate recipe...I love chocolate so I will have to try this sometime!

Amanda said...

Miles of Chocolate? I would be in heaven. Did it smell heavenly?

Shannon said...

Lucky you that you got to scrapbook for so long! I would love that! And that chocolate sounds great....I can never resist chocolate-I'll have to try it.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer, I loathe grocery shopping, did it yesterday, yuck! You can come over and do mine anytime, LOL. If you want to cook, that would be great, I dont like to cook much either and you are always putting yummy sounding recipes on you blog.

Dar

holly koenigsfeld said...

Hi Jennifer! I love Central Market too! I have to agree with you and the tax free lines. We went to Old Navy on Thursday instead. Can't wait to try out your chocolate recipe! Yum!

May said...
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May said...

Oops! I deleted my comment...

I too love grocery shopping, and I hope to avoid miles of chocolate... that would be bad for my diet!

chris said...

chocolate crockpot recipe? you ROCK! I so need to try this. We have a similar place to the market here - WHole Foods - it is a cook's dream! thanks for posting all the yummy recipes!

Chiara said...

OOh sounds yummy

Carla said...

Oh, I LOVE Central Market! I live only 1/2 mile from ours. It's our closest grocery store -- SO dangerous! -- at least till we move next week. Jennifer, I'm going to email you about the meal planning system you mentioned a few posts ago!

Liz said...

LOVED your yum layout!! and the chocolate recipe sounds absolutely heavenly...must try that one day!