This last week, we kicked off our week with a visit from Granny. And she and the boy collaborated in the kitchen to give us a wonderful dessert snack that lasted us through the week. 

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It is a pretty simple concoction, but really there is no shortage of wonderful kitchen creations that have a simple ingredients list. I submit exhibits A and B, bread/butter and peanut butter/jelly.

Exhibit C is Chocolate and anything. And that is Granny’s specialty. Dipping things into melted chocolate, and letting them harden. Her most notable treat is her chocolate dipped pretzels.

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This was a basket she made for me to share at work a few Halloweens ago. Years later people still talk about them.

And so, the boy get’s to work by preparing the chocolate.

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And stirring constantly so that it doesn’t burn.

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Now that we have prepped, let the fun (and taste testing) begin. First, we dip the pretzels into the chocolate…

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And once we have dipped them all, and eaten what we didn’t make room for, we let our little play gourmet go to town decorating.

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And then we place the tray in the fridge to rapid cool them back to room temp or below.

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And after a few minutes, we pull them out to inspect.

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Last step, place them in a bowl…

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for the plating photo.

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Another great job by Granny and the boy on this one. 

This week gave birth to a new obsession. Although yoga would have paired nicely with our Gourmet theme, rock climbing stole the little boy’s heart. On the east side of Austin, we discovered a really cool rock climbing gym. On a whim, Mrs. Play Gourmet decided to take our little play gourmet to test the waters.

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To say he was a natural is an understatement. He reminded me of those fearless 3-5 year olds that you encounter on the slopes. Skiing or boarding way better than you, fearless and graceful.

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He had such a good time, that he sent me an audio message at work, asking if I would go back to the gym with him after work.

How could I say no?

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The really cool thing about being on the east side of Austin is all of the hipster food places, and food trucks for our choosing. So after a long night of climbing, we had a plethora of choices. In fact we all had something different. Japanese, Italian, Mediterranean. (Those who know us well, will be able to guess who got what.)

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But it didn’t stop there. He has asked to go back again and again…

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Now that he has discovered this hidden talent, we can’t turn our backs to him for a second.

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2 Comments on “Granny Wonka and Chocolate Factory

  1. WOw! Between the deserts and the rock climbing, it looks like you packed a lot of energy …. and used a lot of energy. Nice way to go.

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