Last Sunday it was gingerbread time, this past one was the 6th annual truffle roll.
We made both milk and dark chocolate, had a giddy and fantastic time, cathartic chats over tea – it was nice to have a long stretch of uninterrupted girlfriend time. There was a slight consistency issue, but it worked out and now there are countless exquisite spheres of much nom to distribute amongst the much loved and well deserving people in our lives. This year there are cute miniature metal lunchboxes with festive designs to put them in. My hands are still cocoa-butter pampered and the fridge smells heavenly.
So happily, despite all the chaos this year, all of our favorite seasonal traditions are shining through. Another sweet one down. 5 months ago
Sunday was our fifth year rolling truffles together, and it was fun and delicious as usual.
M. took the kids to a birthday party while I went to meet the ladies and get my hands chocolaty. We had breaks for hot tea and fancy snacks, and got a lot of therapeutic conversation and hysterical laughter in while we worked.
We finished both milk and dark (the milk had a bit of dark added, which made it set up better – less running off to freeze warm fingers). My hands still smell heavenly and our fridge is filled with delicately plaid patterned boxes to be dropped off and toted to Christmas occasions.
We’re thinking next year we may experiment with fancy chili-chocolate powder to do some of the rolling in. Again, one of my favorite holiday traditions with some of my favorite people, and lovingly handmade gifts to give near and dear ones (that won’t take up any space for long). 17 months ago