Friday, March 19, 2010

Chocoholics Anonymous

Hello, my name is Rebecca and not only am I a Mama, I'm a chocoholic.

I don't know how it's come to this. I've tried over and over and over again to quit. I can not stop with just one bite. All day I think about when I'm going to have my next piece of chocolate. Be it candy, ice cream, cake, brownies....ohh the endless choices! Sweet, sweet chocolate. You are NO good for me. True they say an ounce of dark chocolate a day can be beneficial to your health. But lets not lie now, an ounce a day? I eat FAR more than that. THIS IS NOT HELPING IN THE WEIGHT DEPARTMENT. Remember when I said love handles and belly pooch continue to be my friend? Chocolate is why. Well, chocolate, my failing metabolism, and my non existent friendship with exercise.

When I was pregnant, I made a cake and ate the WHOLE thing. But don't think that disgusting act of cake selfishness was only due to pregnancy. I've made a batch of brownies and devoured the pan before my husband came home (don't judge me!). I've made mass amounts of chocolate chip cookie batter and wound up only having enough left for a dozen cookies. When I go to a party and find the cake isn't chocolate, I'm extremely disappointed. I even contemplate leaving. (HAHA, kidding!). I've made my husband drive the 15 miles to town and 15 miles back just to get me something chocolate from DQ. But he wound up wanting something from DQ too, so that's how I justify that one. I make cakes for no special reason at all. Then I have a piece with my breakfast, lunch, and dinner until its all gone. After Halloween I helped myself to my son's candy multiple times a day knowing he's too young to notice. I frequently request chocolate chips be put in my pancakes. I find trail mix doesn't have enough M&Ms or chocolate in it....so I add my own. The ratio ends up like this:


This is all very sad, I know. The saddest of all is my addiction seems to be rubbing off on Anthony. The poor boy, he doesn't stand a chance! His universal word for all food is "cookie" or "pie." NO LIE. What have I done?? He picks the chocolate out of the trail mix. At least I eat everything. He'll eat the chocolate chips out of the pancakes and discard the rest. He loves the gooey centers of brownies. He'll dip his strawberries in chocolate fondue, lick it all off, and repeat. x 100.
I'm afraid my little gal is destined to be a chocoholic as well. Molly will sometimes longingly stare at my chocolate pudding or frosting. Is it so wrong that I've swiped a little on her tongue? Yes. Yes it is. Point proven by the slightly odd poo presented by her the next day. From this day forward I vow to wait till she's at least....1....to reintroduce chocolate. ;)

I'm still waiting for CA ( like AA, but CA - haha!) meetings to come into existence. I'd have to attend.

With love,

Mama Hauck


  1. Ok Cho-crazed gal, I have a really yummy recipe for you.... "Peanut Butter-Toffee Cheesecake Brownies"

    1 box (19.5 oz) of Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
    1/2 cup Veggie oil
    1/4 cup Water
    2 eggs
    1 pkg (8oz) softened cream cheese
    1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
    1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
    1 (8oz) Heath milk cho toffee bits
    1 cup Milk cho baking chips
    3 TLBS Whipping cream

    Heat oven to 350 lightly spray 13x9 pan
    stir together brownie mix, oil, water and eggs. spread batter into pan, set aside.

    beat cream cheese, evap milk, and eggs until fluffy. Stir in 1 cup of toffee bits. Spoon mix over brownie batter, spread evenly.
    Bake 35-40 minutes, cool on cooling rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate 40 minutes.

    In small bowl melt 1 cup of milk cho chips, careful to watch so wont burn, next whip the whipping cream, add to cho chips and spread over brownines. Sprinkle remaining toffee bits on top, let cool and serve...enjoy!

    These are creamy good, lots of chocolate, but the peanutbutter and cream cheese add an extra element! Let me know how you like them!

    Ps....send us some new pictures of the kiddos!

  2. OMG! hahaha I can't wait to make them! THANKS! :) I'll have to go to the grocery store sometime this week to get all the special ingredients.

    Yeah! I'll print some this week for you! Time to update your fridge, lol.

  3. haha Oh i know you're addicted!
    I have been eating a lot of brownies lately.
    I actually like vanilla cake better than choc tho! But I always NEED chocolate candy. I always keep a small stash. It try to get the mini bars or the Dove individual chocolates so I don't eat a whole candy bar each time...but when I get the "mini" ones I end up eating 3 or 4 anyways lol. I really think it's female hormones! Men never crave chocolate like we do. That's funny Sam drove to DQ, i made tim take me there this weekend because we don't have one around here!

    LOL YES i remember the mentos commercial...that's what I thought of as soon as I bought them because I haven't had them in forever. Remember when I was an ostrich in the other commercial? lol we were special middle school children.


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