Thursday, February 11, 2016

A crafty diet must have chocolate somewhere!

Good evening folks and I hope this finds you well?
I wasn't expecting snow this morning but we had a very light dusting which increased as I visited my crafty pal in Elgin.
A mighty fine cuppa and biscuit plus a lovely crafty chat set me up for the rest of the day.

I then had to pop to the supermarket for a few essentials.  I must be a dream shopper as I hate to walk past a bargain.
It's only a bargain if you need it!
When did need ever factor into the equation?
What am I talking about?
As usual I have the breaking strain of a gnat when it comes to a bargain.
Packets of Maltesers were on special and I took one look and thought "ooooh time to try out that fudge recipe I have been meaning to make or maybe some Malteser slice" (my boys love it).
Please tell me you look at food on offer and think I can do something with that even when you know you really don't need it?
Anyway Malteser slice it was and here is the proof.
Sorry to all those of you on diets just now, I have been very little help this week and a special mention to Kate, I need to find a nice recipe that you too can partake in.
For those of you on a diet or banded from chocolate look away now!

I used a Nigella recipe which you can find here.
Although in true Erika style I used a mix of digestive biscuits with ginger biscuits probably about 70/30.  Instead of pouring white chocolate over the top, I thought it might be too sickly, I used a mix of good quality dark and milk chocolate about 60/40.  It just gives it a slightly more grown up feel, if Malteser slice could get more grown up, LOL.  Plus I like to kid myself that if I have used good dark chocolate then it is slightly healthier than not using it.  My mind works in a strange way when it comes to food but that is probably just because I like it.
I wonder where my youngest gets his love of all things sweet and naughty?!

That's all from me today, I have to admit that one of you was very near to the mark yesterday on what my crochet animal will be.  Three legs made today only one left to do, I'm getting close to stuffing and finishing.
This is backed up by the lovely neat and tidy home I have and the empty ironing pile!
You know when you reach that point when you think, why do the housework?  The kids are now off till Tuesday and hubby is home later this evening.  I can catch up next week when they're all back into the usual routine.
That's my excuse and I am sticking with it.
Enjoy the rest of the evening I'm waffling again so time to go.
Catch you tomorrow, when it's oldie time again, it comes around all to quickly.


Barb said...

This looks delicious Erika. You do live well in your house .... I've not been eating chocolate but I will on Sunday for Valentine's day. Back tomorrow with an oldie. Barbxx

Cara said...

Looks yummy. At least there's no calories in drooling over pictures! Looking forward to seeing the finished crochet animal. Hope the weather improves for you and there's no more snow. Cara x

Lau W said...

Ohhhh ! yummyyyyyyyyy !

cuilliesocks said...

Oh I still like to look Erika, they look wonderful, you enjoy eating them, Kate x