Saturday, December 17, 2011

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Letter to Santa 2011

What ?? Yes I believe in Santa. Of course he lives in the North Pole with his elves. Now he is busy reading the wish list of kids ....... also people who refuse to grow up ... count me in that category !! I didn't want to be the last moment person. Last Christmas I had to FedEx it in the eleventh hour. So this year I did post my wish list to him much in advance ...... I am sure he would be reading my list now :-)

So, have you guys hung your stockings and sent Santa your wish list. NO !! Then hurry up. I know it is bad manners to read the letters of others .......... but I don't mind sharing my letter to Santa with you guys ! After all there should not be any secrets between friends, isn't it.

My Dearest Santa,

Thanks for dropping through my chimney last year. This year I promise to keep the front door open for you ....... that way it won't me much of an inconvenience to you. I know you had a very difficult time squeezing yourself through the chimneys last year and had sprained an ankle too.

I am glad you and your elves liked the milk and cookies I served last year. No, I didn't bake them ...... they were store bought. It's much cheaper and convenient to pick them up from the stores .So I kind of settled down with them. Let me know if you want to carry some back for Mrs Claus ....... I shall pack some for her.

I got to know that you were pretty bored with the cookies and milk ...... So this year I decided to make something different for you ...... "Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with some wine" I know you will love it. There will be enough for you and your elves. But you have to look for them inside the fridge ....... I can't leave them by the chimney else the chocolates will start dripping and the strawberries may go bad. Sure they are going to be home made. I will also leave the recipe for you ...... in case you want Mrs Claus to try it back home.

Now before I forget ........ here's my wish list. Unlike last year this time it's much simpler. I am not like that fussy kid next door who wants a hippopotamus for Christmas !

1. A solitaire diamond ring from Tiffany .... ( Grin )

2. A nice pair of sandal from Jimmy Choo, It's US size 36 to be specific.

3. Like you always know, I have been longing for a Louis Vuitton Clutch ..... In case you don't have time for hopping between places, pick one from Jimmy Choo. I will manage.

4. Well I would also like a nice black dress ........ well you and Mrs Claus can take a call where to buy that from. I am OK with it.
Last year my husband complained about not including his list ........ so I really can't afford to miss out his this year. Well, he has a much simpler list ...... in fact just one thing, An Omega watch.

You don't have to make all the efforts to go to the stores or send your elves either, It's much simpler these days ..... order them online.

By the way I forgot asking about Rudolph .... hope that guy is all geared up.

Looking forward to seeing you soon ...........


Here's the recipe that I would be sharing with Mrs Claus ...... it's super duper easy !

Preparation Time 40 minutes

Strawberries with leaves - 1 pound (about 20)
Semi Sweet Chocolate - 6 ounces

White Chocolate - 3 ounces

Method of Preparation

1. Wash and dry the strawberries very well. Make sure there is no moisture on it.
2. Put the semi sweet and white chocolates into two heat proof medium bowl.
3. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.)
4. Once the chocolates are melted and smooth, remove from the heat.
5. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries
6. Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle the white chocolate over the dipped strawberries.
7. Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.


Kadhyaa said...

First time here and a nice place. Loved reading thru ur letter to Santa :)

The strawberries look divine.

do drop in at my place when time permits

Ramya said...

What a sweet letter to Santa..Can u request 2 of each for the first 3 items in the wish list:-)Those r there in my wish list as well:-)

The berries look sweet and adorable!

An Open Book said...

haha that was really sweet...and ofcourse the strawberries dipped in chocolate are any day better than cookies and milk :)

Suja said...

:) Cute letter..yummy chocolate dipped it

Poornima Nair said...

I could just copy that letter:)...what a lovely treat, way better than cookies!!

Ansh said...

B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L!! and they Look
Addictive .. am sure Santa will Love them

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Satrupa
I too hope that Santa fulfills all your wishes online. Also, Mrs Claus must have tried out your chocolate dipped strawberries by now. It is a wonderful looking preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

Marina {Yummy Mummy) said...

Beautiful pictures and a nice glass of red wine looks like the perfect thing with these :)

Sayantani said...

haha...hope Santa atleast gift you one of our choices. he would be so happy with you to have such a refreshing treat. way better than the usual cookies. the first click is mesmerizing Satrupa.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Drooling seeing the chocolate dipped strawberries...yummy and luved reading ur letter to santa

Priya said...

Those chocolate dipped strawberries looks amazing and delicious,perfectly done.. said...

Cute strawberries.Very delicious. Pls do send them to lets cook for christmas red/green event@

Plateful said...

You are hilarious.. lol. I wouldn't mind sharing your wish list to Santa and signing my name too ;) Those chocolate strawberries are a treat.

Hope you have a smashing New Year and may all your dream come true!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

super yummy! Tell me if you were on Santa's good list and did get any on the wish list! If not be a super duper good kid next yr and Santa will certainly listen!

Lakshmi said... !!! soooo yummy....

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