Saturday, July 7, 2007

I know, it's been forever!

Hello, friends! I know. I'm the worst blogger ever. This blog has been waste of cyber space. I really did not mean to neglect it, I've just been busy. In fact, I'm writing this from my sister-in-law's house in Harrisonville, Kansas. We came for the North American Christian Convention in Kansas City where Ron did his thing at the teen convention running the show, while I was the back stage hostess with my friend, Michelle. It was a lot of fun. They put us in a suite that was bigger than our house and we ordered room service three times. I'm sooo spoiled!

I don't have any recipes right here with me, but one thing I've learned on this trip as the hostess is if you have chocolate to share everyone will be your friend. If it were possible through this blog to give you chocolate, I would bring you Scharffen Berger chocolate. Ron and I went to the Scharffenberger factory in Berkley, California. I had never heard about it at the time, but it was in my AAA guide book and when you have "factory tour" and "dark chocolate" in the same line you have me hook, line, and sinker. Scharffen Berger Chocolate specializes in dark chocolate and is one of the best in the world. In Knoxville you can buy it at the Fresh Market. It's expensive but even Ron thinks it's worth it. You can't eat a whole bar, it's too rich, so if you need to justify it, remind yourself one bar will last three or four days. Here's there website if you want to learn more. Try it out, you'll love it!


angela said...

I'm sold! If Ron says it's worth it, I've got to try it. He disagreed with me the other day that Bruster's Ice Cream was worth the splurge. Bruster's? Are you kidding me? Ok, maybe I just have a thing about ice cream...

Allison said...

I found my favorite chef-e-poo in cyberspace! Just when you think it's safe to check your blog... love ya!

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness...if Ron thinks it's worth the splurge, I must have this chocolate!

Christie McDaneld said...

Meriam,here is another recipe that you might want to try. We love it! I know that like me, you keep cooked hamburger in the freezer, so I pull out a pkg. of cooked hamburger and onions cooked together and add to this, and I can have dinner in about 15-20 minutes.
Taco Soup
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with chiles
1 (14.5 ounce) can Mexican corn with chiles
2 cups cooked mixed beans (I like to use black beans)
1 large onion, chopped
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 package ranch salad dressing mix (dry)

Saute onion with vegetable oil cooking spray. When softened, combine all other ingredients and cook until heated through.