Monday, 18 December 2017

Chocoholic

Mizzie is a chocoholic by her own admission, so she has apparently decided to stop eating chocolate altogether. Her husband therefore requested a birthday card on the "no chocolate" theme. "No chocolate biscuits, no Cadbury, no chocolate mousse" he wrote "Can you come up with something?"
Indeed I could.
I have shown Mizzie in the centre of the card wearing a purple top to match the purple colour of the Cadbury Dairy Milk bars (I am such a tease!). She is surrounded by chocolate biscuits, chocolate bars, Cadbury chocolate and chocolate mousse. They have all been crossed out or are banned (in driving the red circle is used mostly to prohibit something).
Do you think she got the message?
Though I do not celebrate Christmas (we are in the middle of Chanukah celebrations right now!) I do make Christmas cards every year for a few friends back in the UK, while other people require cards to send to their friends or clients abroad. After all, they are celebrating Christmas, even if we're not. This year's cards have brightly coloured Christmas trees on them. It was fun to cut out the simple triangular shape of the tree and add some "twinkling" lights.
Finally, cooking again, but this apple crumble is worth a mention. Apple crumble is a favourite in our home, but I have often found myself scrambling to make more topping as the ratio of fruit to crumble has not been right. This recipe was just perfect. It was certainly not a recipe for the health conscious (5 tablespoons of sugar - oops!) but was so tasty, with a nice tangy cinnamon and apple base, and a lovely crunchy crumble which perfectly offset the sweetness of the cooked apples. Yum!

10 comments:

Sophie said...

Happy Hannakah! I love chocolate too and eat way too much! Lovely to find your blog and have a read this morning. I love all your homemade cards too. #MMBC

Natasha Mairs - Serenity You said...

I love the cute Christmas trees and they are really easy to make too!! #MMBC

Tamar SB said...

The Christmas trees are so whimsical!

VeggieMummy said...

Happy Hanukkah! Love the Christmas trees and your apple crumble looks delish! xx

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...
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Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I always enjoy seeing your creativity with the cards, no chocolate made me laugh. As for apple crumble, if it has apple, it can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. Apple pie, apple cobbler, apple crumbler, baked apple, fresh apples - top of my fav list. #MMBC

restlessjo said...

Happy Chanukah, Lisa! I have the same problem with crumble dishes too.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Mizzie's reaction to the card was ... the message is hard to misunderstand:):)
Actually I've never made a crumble - you have a recipe? (no hurry!) I probably would reduce sugar to 3 Tablespoons, lol!
Thank you for the compliment about the comments - it's easy because we have similar tastes about many things! "See" you back for Seasons - I should say New Year, because you're 9 hrs. ahead of the USA.

R's Rue said...

Great.

Sylvia said...

Lisa, Nice to be able to customize a card perfectly! Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

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