They ate. He strummed the yukele and she played checkers.
“Do you love me more than that yukele?” she asked, when he was mid-strum.
He considered it for a second longer than she would’ve liked. “I do.” He hummed a little and nodded to her purse. “Do you love me more than that old, green bag?”
She looked at the old, green bag, the one she’d had since she was fifteen. “I do,” she said. “Do you love me more than this apartment?”
“I do,” he said quickly and she laughed. “Do you love me more than potato chips?”
He stopped strumming as he said it and raised his eyebrows expectantly. She thought about it. And thought about it. He brought home potato chips when he made a mistake, when she was cross, when the sky was gray, when the bus was late, when the dog got sick, when she was happy and when she was not. It was an unspoken rule that there would always be chips in the house, at least one bag. Keep your favorite thing close by, her mother had told her before she died. Key to a happy marriage, that. And though she was sure her mother did not mean potato chips, she kept them close by. Just in case.
“I do,” she said after another long moment. “Just barely but I do.”
CHOC-OL-ATE MO-NTH. If there’s anything more joyful than that, I don’t know what it could be. (Donut Month maybe?)
We’re kicking off our chocolate month with some salty, chocolatey bites. They’re as simple as can be and while some might sniff and turn away from such an idea, I know there are a few of you (maybe more than a few) who just saw these and said YES. MORE. YUM. And so, these are for you.
More chocolate is on the way…
SKS: The Chocolate Collection
Chocolate Mug of Sadness | No Bake Happiness Pops | Molten Chocolate Cake | Snickers Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake | Take 5 Bars | Homemade Peppermint Patties | Homemade Peanut Butter Cups | The All-Time Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe | Cookie In a Skillet | Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies | Thin Mint Whoopie Pies | White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies | Hot Cocoa Cookies | S’More Pizza | Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes | Hamburger Cupcakes | Cookies ‘n Creme Owl Cupcakes | Brownie Batter Cupcakes | Chocolate Ganache | Upside Down Fudge Almond Tart | Mad Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie | The Twix Tart | Brownie Pudding | Whiskey Truffles | Apricot White Chocolate Biscotti | Coffee Chocolate Milkshake
Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips
Adapted from: All Recipes | Makes 1 Pound of Chips | Print Recipe
1 Pound of high-quality milk chocolate, chopped
8 Cups of ridged potato chips (we used Cape Cod)
1. Place about 3/4 of the chocolate into a heat-safe bowl and place over the top of a pot of simmering water, leaving space between the hot water and the bottom of the bowl. (Use a double broiler if you have one.) Heat chocolate to 110°F (43°C), stirring occasionally. (A meat thermometer will do the trick if your candy thermometer doesn’t go that low.)
2. As soon as the chocolate reaches temp, stir in the remaining chocolate until melted. Continue stirring until chocolate hits 90°F (32°C).
3. Use tongs to dip potato chips into chocolate and place on waxed paper. Cool until set or refrigerate.
Double Note: Do you SEE all those chocolate recipes?! I think we have a chocolate problem…