But they got done, and don't look too bad if I say so myself.
I'm bringing the Cherry ones with me on Friday to a gathering, we're doing a Christmas gift exchange. But the cherries aren't a gift, they are there to share with everyone.
One of the adventures I had in the kitchen was some chocolate 'seizing' up on me. Somehow a drop or two of water got into the bowl, and the next thing I knew this gorgeous fluid chocolate was a big clumpy mess.
I could have cried, but I just took more chocolate out of the pantry, melted it and continued on.
In the meantime, the chocolate that had seized up, was sitting there. I didn't want to throw it out, so I dug it out of the bowl and discovered that it crumbled.
I had an idea.
I crumbled up the rest, put it in a plastic bag and into the fridge it went. I'm going to use it to decorate or roll some truffles into it.
Waste not, want not. I couldn't say Seize the day, cause I seized the chocolate.
I also had some more chocolate that I'd melted but it was acting rather strange, it was too thick to dip the rest of the Chocolate Covered Cherries, so I put it into the fridge overnight.
And as for the ganache, you can also add a spoonful to your morning coffee as a sub for a flavored coffee creamer. It's very good.
Well, gotta go clean up the rest of the mess, sigh.
The elves are on strike at my house, so I have to do it all.