Saturday, December 15, 2018

Chocolate Dipping

How long does it take to dip 1,700 chocolates? Well, it took our group 7 hours on Saturday but that doesn't include the prep work to get the centers ready and the rooms set up to hold the candy, and many other things that I can't even think of at the moment.

Is it worth it? If you like chocolate the answer is a resounding yes.

The grand-kids are getting old enough to help with some of the tasks, and the little ones are old enough that they don't need constant supervision, so even the parents can help.

The process is long but people come an go as needed, making it easy on everyone's schedule during this busy season of the year.

Emilia and I didn't arrive with the rest of the family, we had a drop off at the Ronald McDonald house by the University of Utah that morning. It was interesting to visit the facility where families live while they are away from their homes during their children medical treatment.

Once traveled from one end of the valley to the other, I was ready to stand up and stretch my legs. 
I was places on chocolate pouring duty. Emilia was dipping and Todd helped with the caramel and turtles.

Chocolates require cold temperatures to set, and there is no place colder than the garage where large tables are set up with  rows upon rows of chocolates waiting to be separated by category, counted and divided among families.
By the end, everyone is tired but happy to take home several bins of chocolates so satisfy their sweet tooth for the coming weeks.