Michelle recently threw a baby shower for a good friend of ours. The theme was chocolate, so she went all out with the food preparations: chocolate-dipped pretzel rods, chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate-dipped marshmallows, chocolate-dipped Oreos, chocolate fudge, and lusciously gourmet chocolate cupcakes with shaved chocolate on top (that was mixed in the bowl used to make the fudge, so all the leftover fudge got mixed in with the cake). Throw in a bunch of Dove chocolate squares and whatever chocolate candy the kids had left in the their Halloween bags and you’ve got one caloric catastrophe.
Based on her experience with beautiful, skinny, California women, Michelle assumed that the attendees would pick at the chocolate and just take a couple of things. Not these beautiful, skinny, Kansas women: they piled their plates high and went back for seconds. It was almost enough to make Michelle cry.
All those beautiful women eating all that chocolate. It just made me so happy.