Sunday, January 1, 2012
Chocolate, Friends, and Resolutions
Some friends gave us the coolest box of chocolates from a small shop in oak cliff called Dude, Sweet Chocolate. The flavors are outrageously unique and we are having so much fun trying each one. Just read through these descriptions:
here's how it all got started - the six DUDE chocolates are a bit more savory than the SWEET six, but they're all dark...
Queen of Sheeba - grains of paradise, carrot
Parique -Louisanna tobacco, cognac
Toga Party - togarashi, mango
London’s Calling - barley malt, dried beer, marmite
Black Gold - black garlic, sweet wild mushrooms
(r?)1, (r?)1, Baby - pure rye whiskey, chestnut
La Crema - Del Maguey mescal, banana
Butters - butternut squash, maple
Baccus - Texas cabernet, golden raisin
V.Y.T.V.V. - violets, almond
Q - quince, candied ginger
Hill Country - Zip Code honey, lavender, Dallas Mozz. Co. goat crema
Speaking of friends, we hosted a New Year party today and had about 50 friends, neighbors, and family drop by and share good food, drink, laughter, and love. I can't think of a nicer way to start 2012. This might have to become an annual tradition.
And resolutions, well, I have a few. Some are specific, others more vague ideals that I plan to strive toward. Just to toss out a few...
Begin keeping a weekly Sabbath day as a family, Give regular piano lessons to the kids, Practice guitar for myself, Live honestly and authentically without allowing the approval or disapproval of others to form my identity, Spend time being still and quiet before God every day, and Run an event with a friend each month.