I just happened to be browsing the big sale on the Lindt website (I wasn't quick enough to get the good stuff) when I saw these free recipes, all using Lindt chocolate. I know I complain about not being able to cook, but baking with chocolate is different. And tastier.
There are loads of Lindt recipes ranging from classics like their versions of Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Brownies, to more exciting delights like Frozen Chocolate Mocha Souffléand Chocolate Crumble Muffins with Rhubarb. The recipes are graded in difficulty from Easy to Ambitious (I was hoping for a 'dimwit in the kitchen' level for me).
It obviously says to use Lindt chocolate, but as long as you use White, Dark or Milk as directed I don't think anyone would know the difference if you substituted a different brand, unless one of the Lindt Master Chocolatier Chefs happened to pop round for a taste.
I also think that trying out one or two of these recipes is a way of using up what's left of the Christmas Chocolate Mountain. I've chomped my way through my pile, but until the kids eat up all their's (and there's still boxes of it) then I've no chance of dieting. Too much temptation around. But if I smash up the chocolate reindeer and santas, and melt them down with the chocolate coins, we could use them to make something much more gorgeous - what do you think? That's being economical and using leftovers, right?
To be honest I think whoever thought of making a Lindt Martini needs nominating for some sort of award. Have a peek. ;)