Death by Chocolate, Revived by Vegetables

Death. By. Chocolate. 
That’s the name of this overloaded chocolate cupcake from Cupcake here in Charleston. The name couldn’t be more perfect. This thing is chocolately perfection. So perfect you could die. They describe this as “dark chocolate cake, chips, and chocolate butter cream icing dipped in ganache.” AH! 
It was about 3:30 yesterday afternoon and my afternoon was draggingggg. Then, a representative from a local hotel stopped by to speak with my coworker about an event our company might host there. She brought a few of these cupcakes to help make the sale, and I’ll tell you what…she won my vote!
This baby turned my Thursday mid-afternoon frown upside down. It felt like Friday had already arrived! I have had not-so-stellar cupcakes from Cupcake before, but as a frosting fanatic, it’s hard to deny this was anything but good. 
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I can’t say the cupcake has been the highlight of my week though. On Wednesday night, Greg called me on his way home from work and said, “I’m making you dinner!” He had been saying that since last Sunday and was finally making it happen. I was excited to see what he had planned. 
My lazy self laid on the couch while he cooked away in the kitchen. Hey, I offered to help but he wanted nothing to do with me. “You just sip your wine,” he told me. Then I got a little nervous when he said, “Things are getting crazy in here!” but he still didn’t want any help. 
About 30 minutes later we sat down at the dinner table (which I love doing so much more than eating on the couch in front of the TV) with plates full of delicious food. He made boiled corn on the cob, sauteed garlic asparagus, and cheese ravioli covered in a chicken and mushroom marsala wine sauce. 
Every single part of this meal was so good. The best part was that Greg made it all for me! 

I mostly avoided the chicken when scooping out my serving from the pasta pan, but figured since Greg took the time to make it, I should at least have a bite or two 🙂 
For dinner last night I reverted back to my meatless ways and made myself a big bowl of sauteed veggies on top of some spinach. Sometimes the thought of a meal like this can seem so plain and boring, but it honestly never disappoints once I sit down and take a bite. I added just a touch of my Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki Sauce (also used in my stir-fry here) and just about inhaled that bowl.
Veggies included zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, onion and leftover asparagus from the night before. Doesn’t get much better (or easier) than that!
As you can tell we do not have a vegetable shortage in this house! We have plenty of fresh produce in the fridge after biking to the Daniel Island Farmers Market last night. So instead of going out to eat tonight, I’m thinking another home cooked meal is in store for us! 
Hope you all have a fabulous Friday!


4 thoughts on “Death by Chocolate, Revived by Vegetables

  1. WE MIGHT BE THE SAME PERSON! You balance desserts and veggies just like I do! That makes me smile…I had 4 diff cupcakes from Cupcake this week. They were selling them at work and it was for charity, I swear!!!


  2. Haha and we still have not managed to do a blogger lunch meet-up! Shame on us. I actually saw your post earlier this week about your coworker giving you some of those cupcakes and I was so jealous. So I was thrilled when I got my own!


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