Saturday, December 8, 2007

How to eat expensive chocolate truffles

One of the biggest benefits of being married to a dentist (besides free dental care, a lifetime supply of floss, and access to laughing gas, should the need arise) is the abundance of chocolate, which arrives almost daily this time of year.


Ironic, don't you think? Like sending poutine to a cardiac surgeon. (Ummm, poutine. Oh, man, I should have married a cardiologist...)


Not only do his patients come bearing glad tidings and sweet gifts when they come for their December appointments, but most of the specialists he refers to regularly also send nice little packages tied up with string. Or ribbon, like this one.

So of course, being the kind, thoughtful man that he is, he brings a lot of this home to his wife and children, who, after they stand back and admire the lovely packaging, leap on it, and each other, like hyenas on an injured gazelle.


This is what happens to families on a sugar high. This would never have happened if we had eaten salad, or a nice piece of broccoli. (Okay, that's not exactly true. These truffles practically begged to be abused in this manner.)


















8 comments:

Lauri said...

My Dearest -- er, Novel Woman *s*,

Are you sure it's good to post these pics? After all, the DH Dentist Man looks downright maniacal. *s* Might be bad for business, you know.

But the truffles DO look lovely! Did they come from Marlaine's? **drool, drool**

Lauri

Yutha said...

There's the sister I know and love...

A Novel Woman said...

Oh, sure. Dr. D. is good about such things, and he and The Boy gave their permission.

And these are not Mr. Marlain's chocolates. These came from an oral surgeon/hockey buddy of D's.

And I was dubbed "A Novel Woman" by the Big Colourful Man because I'm working on one. Allegedly.

A Novel Woman said...

Hey Yutha, better stay on my good side. I have a few cottage pics of you wearing a handbag on your head.

Um, on second thought, never mind. You probably have worse ones of me.

Yutha said...

Um, yeah....I'm thinking of a fuschia bridesmaid dress for starters not to mention the magnifying glass we had hours of family fun with...

A Novel Woman said...

Ah, geez. Forgot about the magnifying glass...

You win.

I'll post the dress photo though, if you scan it and send it.

Brinky said...

hahaha, I thought that was Yutha with the truffle in her eye (sorry Lis) and I wondered why I wasn't there for the chocolate madness!

A Novel Woman said...

Hi Brinky!

You're right. I do look like the L-word in that photo. I've de-blonded my hair.