week #37 in an experimental year…

One of my rituals for each new year is to choose a word to influence me for the year.   My word for 2011 is EXPERIMENT.   To support my EXPERIMENTAL focus, I commit to post the results of a new experiment each Sunday of this year.

This one is for Linda and Judi.
I spent this week experimenting with chocolate.  I had a different version every day of this week.  Ah, the trials i’m willing to endure for you dear readers :).
Monday’s chocolate was
Tuesday’s chocolate was
Wednesday’s chocolate was
(These are Dr Oz’s & Rocco Dispirito’s Black Bean Brownies – yep, really.)

Thursday’s chocolate was
Friday’s chocolate was
(These are my friend Jan’s Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies~ sweet!)
Saturday’s chocolate was
And I’m saving this one…
I’m not going to insult you by saying I have a favorite among these.  As far as I’m concerned, chocolate covered DIRT works.
I will ask you though, if you HAD to fill a week with chocolates, which would you choose?


6 thoughts on “week #37 in an experimental year…

  1. GOOOO LISA!!!!!!

    I just discovered Dove dark chocolate on Friday. It was a gift from a friend and it is marvelous!!!!!

    And of course there is the Milky Way, Turtles, and ALWAYS M and Ms!!!!!

    I think this one of my favorite experiments of your year thus far!!!!!! 🙂

    And on behalf of Lisa and myself, we are glad we could be of help! Right, Lisa???? 🙂

  2. FINALLY, an experiment I can sink my teeth in! Pun intended! Judi, I like the way you think too!

    Lisa, even the worst chocolate is better than no chocolate at all! YOU DONE ME PROUD!

    My go to chocolate is Milky Way, but I can’t wait to try some of the ones you introduced me to tonight.

    Since you are open to suggestions…… How about letting us know about an upcoming experiment? We can FLASH MOB the experiment and comment on how we all did. Love to know how many people would talk you up on the experiment. PLEASE NO SILENT STUFF. Give me a fighting chance

  3. I have no idea what a flash mob is, but if it involved chocolate and letting more folks know about the amazing person who is Lisa Richey, I’m in!
    I, like Lisa, think all chocolate is a gift and affirmation from God. But I am especially fond of Nutella (I try not to buy it; I could eat the whole jar), dark chocolate with or without nuts or fruit or mint, and any European chocolate (I’m told that their standards are much higher than ours about what can be sold as chocolate–nothing with paraffin, etc.). Even at CVS I can buy Ferrer Rocher, which makes me feel like I am REALLY treating myself and whomever I share it with (if I do, indeed, share). But in a pinch, I am known to filch my kids’ Halloween chocolate. 😉

  4. Okay…. I like the idea of a “flash mob” experiment, too! 🙂 All of us doing the same experiment at the same time in our own pieces of the world…..rather interesting idea!

    Alicia- The flash mob thing is what folks do in the mall when a group suddenly breaks into song/dance, etc. for a few minutes and then just stop and go about their way. Here’s a website to visit to see I just saw the other day on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfcKvevod3k

  5. This makes me sooooo sad, because earlier this year I was told I HAD to cut back on my sugar intake as I was borderline Type 2 Diabetic. I have, for the most part, broken my chocolate addiction (milk chocolate is my weakness—none of that somewhat healthier dark chocolate), although I do cheat a bit at times. I have been pleased by the slight weight loss achieved (I’m starting to once again find my waistline–something I haven’t seen since menopause), but at times like this I wonder if it’s really worth missing that marvelous, melting, so-good-I-have-to-close-my-eyes rush. If I had one with me right now, I would devour an entire Toblerone bar. (Med. or large size only—the little ones just don’t do it for me, for some reason.) Sigh…..

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