Monday, August 10, 2009

Edible things

The National Air Force museum is in Dayton, Ohio and it is huge and awesome. Jared and I went there a month or two ago, but were only able to spend an hour there. I figured that we must have seen about half the museum and assumed that if we went back, we would only need another hour. But when we decided to make another trip to Dayton, Jared insisted we needed 3.5 to 4 hours at the museum. I said fine, but I'm taking a book. Because there is no way a museum can keep my interest that long.

As it turns out, we had only seen 1 of the 7 exhibits in the hour we spent there. So we spent another 3+ hours there last week and it was actually really fascinating...even to me! Jared ran around drooling over the planes, while I was more interested in stuff like this:

SPACE FOOD! Those astronauts are serious about cutting down on weight.

Ok, so Jared was actually the one to point out the space food to me, but seriously, he was like a kid in a candy shop when it came to the planes.

Speaking of candy shops, we went to a chocolate factory last week to take a tour and see if we want to become chocolatiers.

Jared was the only male on the tour, but he held his own. He made a pretty awesome chocolate tulip and even challenged the ladies on the tour to try to top his.

Here's how you do it. First, you dip a small inflated balloon into tempered chocolate and roll it in your desired pattern.

Then you let it dry. Pop the balloon, peel it out, and voila! You have a tulip. Then fill it with chocolate mouse and garnish with more chocolate.

We took this picture just for you, Sarah H. Jared thought you would like it. It's made entirely of chocolate!


  1. oh man, that looks so so so delicious

  2. I want to make chocolate tulips--how amazingly fun. Who would have ever guessed-a balloon?

  3. scott just discovered a chocolate shop downtown portland and they have drinking chocolate and lots of other stuff. he said one shot is about $3 but really worth it. it is like a melted candy bar. I can't wait until it is cool enough to enjoy hot chocolate again. I would support you guys every day if you opened one out here. as well as a shaved ice place in the summer!