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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last Night ~ Diddy

I feasted with friends last night. Here is how the menu went down:

I love Trader Joe's Island Soyaki sauce so I bought a ton of chicken and threw it in the crockpot with that sauce. I have a large amount of leftover teriyaki chicken and I will make a big pot of brown rice, some pineapple glaze to drizzle over and eat like a queen for the next few days.

I also made white rice (which I had a little left over and at 4:30 AM started thinking about rice, milk, and sugar. A childhood staple. Do you think you can make that with vanilla soy milk?)

There were also stir fry veggies and Hawaiian rolls.

But as usual, it was really about dessert.

For dessert I did three different variations of chocolate bark. Something I have been wanting to try and make for a long time. If you are working with white chocolate, it couldn't be easier. If you are working with dark chocolate, it is not as versatile. If you know the rules of working with dark chocolate (like I do now after trial and error), it is still just as simple.

The three different kinds of bark I made are:
1. White Chocolate Peppermint
2. White Chocolate Cinnamon Berry
3. Dark Chocolate Espresso

White Chocolate Peppermint. Crushed candy canes for fun color.

Bark is only as good as the chocolate you buy.

Starbucks Espresso beans. You better believe I set some aside for me to eat!

The 2 different kinds of white chocolate bark. They look so pretty laid out on a platter.

I always like to have a different centerpiece for each dinner. This is last night's. Oranges are straight from the tree outside my condo.