Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It's that time of year again

Sometimes I feel like the only person in the world that doesn't get psyched about the holiday season.  I mean, don't get me wrong, I love Christmas.  I love buying presents for people and knowing that I got them something that they will Capitol Ell Love.  And, if I'm being honest and I am, I like to get gifts too.  But last time I checked Christmas (or whatever winter holiday you celebrate) comes *after* Halloween and Thanksgiving.  So I do not put any decorations out until after Thanksgiving and usually I don't even do it until December.  This is actually the first year in a few years that I actually have a tree to decorate. When I lived in Atl I came home for Christmas and you can't travel with wrapped gifts (or I guess you could but they will tear them open for you at the airport). And I am also "that person" that says Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas.  I don't do it because I am worried that I will offend someone.  I do it because realize that not everyone celebrates Christmas and why *shouldn't* I wish them a happy whatever holiday?

I'm off my soapbox now.  With all that being said I am excited that this is the first year that I live alone so I can decorate however I want and I don't have to try to incorporate anyone else's taste.  I think I want to do everything in red, white, silver and glitter.  

Also for Thanksgiving I made yummy Oreo Truffles.  Yum.  I am a book-ends cook.  I can do appetizers and dessert like no body's business, but the main dish? meh.  

So about halfway through making these I realized I didn't take pictures, so here are the ones I took.  I followed this recipe.  

This is after the cream cheese and crushed Oreos are mixed.  I ended up using my hands to mix, more of a mess but easier to mix it up good.

Schweddy Balls!  LOL  

covered in melted chocolate
A few things I did to make it easier:

** I used a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of bakers chocolate

**I used my hands to mix the crushed cookies and cream cheese

** to cover the balls in the melted chocolate, I used a spoon and fork.  I rolled it around in the chocolate and then picked it up with the fork.  

** I think melting some white chocolate and piping it on the truffles would make a nice presentation but my family could care less and white chocolate chips are expensive and I didn't have another recipe to use the rest of them. 

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Book ends cook! That's so me too. Your Sweddy Balls look delicious, Roomie. ps- I have to leave my house at 9:30am on Sat. Dec 10 but don't let that deter you from coming over.