4th of July Chocolate-Dipped Kettle Chips

Written by chanie on June 25th, 2014

I’m sure you’ve all heard the age-old adage, “Man plans and G-d laughs.” Well, I got the last laugh (or cry, I should say) last night.

I’ve got only one sister, and lucky for me, she lives way across the world in Australia. She might as well live on mars, because who in their right mind wants to make that trip, right? Wrong. Silly me decided to put my Miss Independent hat on, and I boarded a plane with my 8 month old strapped to me in the newest Ergo 360. My husband said I looked like a suicide bomber but I didn’t care. I was determined to make it across the world in one piece.

All went well on my trip to Los Angeles, where I switched to another aircraft for a direct flight to Melbourne. Lots of wonderful strangers helped me along the way (shout out to Chana Adelist!), and I graciously accepted their offers to shlep my hand luggage. I could do this. Until…I couldn’t.

So here I am, a day later, still in Los Angeles. I’ve got time to kill in my hotel room while my baby sleeps. Poor kid is wiped out from our adventure last night, which you might have read about on the news. I set out to be Miss Independent and I ended up under an indoor rainshower on my airplane. The trusty bassinet that kept my son happy was soaked with water, and I was tired, overwhelmed and just a tad bit weepy (ok, that’s an understatement). The jokes on me.

A week or two ago, I put these cute little 4th of July stars together for an Independence day post, but as luck would have it, I had no time to actually post it before I jetsetted off to the other end of the world. But now…now I’ve got plenty of time to kill before my next flight takes off later tonight. Lets hope I stay dry this time!

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  1. The chocolate dipped kettle chips looks simply delicious! I’m glad that I read this article of yours today, as tomorrow is the 4th of July. Definitely making this for tomorrow. Thanks, Chanie.

  2. sarah.a. says:

    oh my! that’s crazy! hope once you get on the plane again the flight goes smoothly, have a great time in melbs. and hi to my friend chana who helped you out :)

  3. What an awesome idea…very patriotic , and I like how the stars are stars of David

  4. What a crazy adventure! Glad you are okay and so glad you had time to post this, it’s so cute and creative!

  5. sara lea says:

    Chani, I’m so sorry for your traumatic trip! I wish you could have stayed by us in LA. I feel like I know you from your blog. If you need anything on your way back, please email me. Enjoy your visit with your sister!

  6. Ronnie Fein says:

    So hard to travel with young children — bravo to you. The chips look so cute. Nice treat for Independence Day.

  7. Wow!! Chanie I am so sorry..thats just sounds like a crazy experience! I hope you made it to Melbourne safely. These are so cute and very creative!

  8. Tami Weiser says:

    Chanie- this is such a creative and fun recipe- it looks great and the savory salt and chocolate are a great combo. Sorry the trip was so hard- traveling with kids definitely gets easier!

  9. A super indulgence that hits all the sweet spots – crunchy, salty, and sweet!

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