Monday, January 15, 2007

Nutella

There are many things that I have not yet discovered in the world. I have yet to be stranded on a desert island so I have not had to rely on my keen senses and knowledge of the grand outdoors to survive. I would actually really hate for that to happen because I would probably have to concede to death. I just finished reading "Swiss Family Robinson" and am exceedingly aware of my own ignorance of how to survive. Not only on a deserted island, but in the great state of Alabama if there were ever to be a state of real emergency, hence- no Publix (or the like). Maja told me she would teach me how to garden this year. This is something I need to know. I also need to know how to slaughter an animal and use all the parts for useful things. I'm keeping "Swiss" on hand, just in case.

Anyway, to my new discovery... I had a small get together at my house yesterday evening. Of course, small does mean just 6 ladies, but there were 16 children between us. The husbands were at the session meeting at church, so we just wanted to chat over decaf and snacks (and never be able to finish a sentence without yelling "what's the matter?' or "is he bleeding?' or " if you do not stop hitting people with Rescue Heroes, there is going to be serious consequences!"). We finally decided that the evening was warm enough to send the children outdoors for hide and seek. Snacks were as follows: I made a Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Batch, Ginger brought delicious party sandwiches left over from lunch, and Heather brought Croissants and Nutella. Hmmm... Nutella. Yeah, you've seen it before. It's on the grocery shelves and looks foreign. Heather said that it's what Europeans use for peanut butter. I was pretty skeptical. After all, it's made with hazelnuts and I'm not a big hazelnut fan. However, it's also made with chocolate, and it did look a wee bit like frosting. Alright, I'm game. I spread some on a croissant and took a tentative bite. Oh my, yum. Utter yumness. It's like a ten second doughnut. I lost self control with the Nutella for the rest of the evening and then Heather (probably because I consumed much of her jar) left me the remainder for my future enjoyment. Quinn thought it was repulsive, but what does he know. He pops Godiva chocolate like m&m's and doesn't even taste it! ( He always looks at me like I'm crazy when I say that). Allow me to recommend Nutella for your future enjoyment as well! Hail to the Motherland!

8 comments:

Amber said...

You are right!!! I discovered Nutella while visiting Austria this summer--the stuff is worth it's weight in gold as far as I'm concerned. Tried to bring some home in those little sample packs from the hotel breakfast room, but they got smushed (sp?). Anyway, then I found it here, and I was very happy. But, of course have to be careful--the stuff is addictive you know!!! :o)

Abbey said...

Have to admit that your cookies and Ginger's sandwhiches sound way more my style, but I'll try any food on the planet with an open mind, so I'll have to get back to you with my thoughts on that.
However, I would like for you to get back with me on a good night for a girls' night with Michelle. I'm in need of some girly conversations and belly laughter, and a good excuse to wear a really cute outfit with possibibly even earrings. Or maybe I'll just wear my mom clothes, but either way it would be fun !!!

Karen said...

Xavier loves that stuff, he'll eat it on a piece of bread. It really doesn't do much for me!

the blackwells said...

I came to your blog from Karen's and noticed the title of this post. My fam just moved to England from Dallas a few months ago and one of the best parts about it is that Nutella comes in enormous jars over here...definitely a taste of heaven (specially on a croissant!)

Alli said...

There is a Nutella website. On that website there is a Nutella sweepstakes. Kim, they give like a case of Nutellas away every month. I've been entering the contest EVERY month. Still haven't won 'em. You have my permission to try to win IF you give me a jar.

Hey, by the way....

I THINK YOU'RE AWESOME!!!!

~alli shirley

Alli said...

Kim Hill - I love you. Oh my gosh. I had almost forgotten how much I love you. Yikes!

Hey, Nutella has a website. Yeah, they do. On that snazzy website is a Nutella sweepstakes....you can have the chance to win....

A CASE OF NUTELLA!!!

I'm so not kidding, sweet and mysterious friend.

Check it out. If you win, then I'm coming to your house just to smell the box.

Gosh, I love and miss you.

Alli said...

awww man, I didn't know that first comment made it!

sorry for the repeat of info.

Beast from the east said...

Whooohooa! That's right, Kim! Nutella is the best. We have 6 pound jars here in Croatia. And like Amber had said, "that stuff is worth its weight in gold" - well, the price is ... well, like gold, here in Croatia. We cannot imagine pancakes without it (well, y’all will probable call them crapes). Say HI to your hubby for me! We would like to see you next time when we drop by the US. This is how we look now.
Davor