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Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Poem for Sweetest Day

In Praise of Cocoa, Cupids, & Nightcaps
Half past nine-high time for supper;
"Cocoa Love?" Of course my dear.
Helen thinks it quite delicious,
John prefers it now to beer...

Knocking back the sepia potion,
Hubby winks, says, "Who's for bed?"
"Shant be long," says Helen softly,
Cheeks a faintly flushing red.

For they've stumbled on the secret
of a love that never wanes,
raft beneath the tumbled bedclothes,
cocoa coursing through their veins.
~Stanley J. Sharpless~

How 'bout a few prize winning chocolate recipes from Ghirardelli Chocolate. Theses recipes for New Idea Fudge, Fudge Cake Filling and Ghirardelli's Chocolate Pudding were tucked inside an undated envelope mailed from D. Ghirardelli Co. San Francisco, Calif. Printed in the USA. I have 32 of these packet recipes so you can imagine the difficulty selecting just 3 recipes to share. (click to enlarge) Enjoy Sweetest Day:)

ghirardelli recipes

9 Nibbles:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A nice poem! Thanks for passing by :D!

Cheers,

Rosa

glamah16 said...

Is it that day already! Well CS is in Europe and he cant even celebrate Valentines.

tigerfish said...

leftover chocolate? I will nibble that away for you :)

Kathy said...

Neat recipe packet, I've never seen those. Thanks for sharing it!

Lidian said...

Great poem! I remember reading it years ago, such fun.

acey said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! nice poem, louise!!! and thank you for sharing these lovely chocolate recipes. i can't wait to start baking choco cakes again. hehe! :) enjoy your weekend!!!

Dennis Villegas said...

Nice poem, thanks also for the mouth-watering recipes..I'm sure my wife will enjoy preparing them...We rarely do have left-over chocolates though,as we always finish eating them in the first eating!

Rochelle R. said...

I love the bird illustrations at the top of the phamplet. I don't know what they have to do with chocolate but they are great!

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Rochelle,
The colors are so crisp & vibrant. I have a few of these chocolate filled envelopes and this is the only one with the birds!