Monday, March 22, 2010

Days of Wine and Chocolate

Our son is back from Europe. I told him before he left Switzerland to be sure and pack plenty of dark chocolate for his mama. The stock and supply that I brought home last September is gone already!

He took the instructions for "dark" chocolate very seriously.

Since the last time I shopped for chocolate, the Swiss have gotten more hip.
Fair trade organic chocolate??

My son also brought me wine. Good wine. Better wine then anything in my wine collection, including the last bottle I brought home from Italy five years ago. The bottle which I cannot bring myself to open. It's probably spoiled by now but that's the way I am. I need a really special occasion to open my very last bottle of hand-carried Italian wine. Now that I have wine even more special than that, maybe I can open it now.

But what will entice me to ever open this twelve year old bottle of French wine?
Maybe to toast the birth of a new grandbaby!


  1. I think the Amarone is better.
    I hope those are all in a cool, dark place.

  2. He's sending me some chocolate, right? Along with the CD of pics he promised me?

    I was so desperate for decent chocolate that I was scouring WalMart's meager selection for something remotely enjoyable yesterday. Managed to find some Lindt 70%... (I think I heard they were bought out by Kraft, though...)

  3. Eh... Katie... sorry. No CDs of pics, and no chocolate. I think you need to arm wrestle mom into giving you some. I mean, I brought home a pile. She could part with some of it, I think.
    Totally neglectful... my bad. All you had to do was put in a request- look how it worked out for mom. That photo is not very representative of the pounds of chocolate I brought back.

    As far as the Christmas pics go, I totally forgot a few months ago, and the thought never returned to my mind. I'll get on it.

  4. A'right, Kris, I guess I should have asked. But get on that CD! Need those pics!

    Mooooooooommmmm...? Can I have some Swiss chocolate, toooooooo????

  5. Yes, dear. I was planning to share. A little. (The next traveler from Switzerland will have certain requirements for entrance to the premises.Just a warning.)


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