This is my 2nd Christmas in my apt, but I never got around to getting a tree last year. This year I finally got around to buying a tree, but my plan to be crafty and make lots of ornaments for it feel through...I didn't make any. But I found some things lying around and had a few ornaments that people have given me over the years, so the tree isn't completely bare. And I bought one garland of tinsel.
I've been spending my vacation on the couch relaxing and in the kitchen concocting. (With occasional breaks to go for a run or spend time with friends of course.)
I put a stool in my kitchen last night and enjoyed multi-tasking at its finest.
I was making the filling for Guinness-Jameson truffles and didn't want to just stand there stirring. Sitting and reading while stirring made the time go by much faster.
1 c Guinness
1/4 c Jameson
5-7 oz dark chocolate
1 tsp of cinnamon
I put 3.5 oz of chocolate in the filling last night, but when I took it out of the fridge to make truffles this morning I discovered it was MUCH too soft to coat with melted chocolate. So the chocolate I had melted to be the coating ended up getting mixed into the ganache and stuck in the fridge to reset. I eventually got to coat those truffles...
A dash of cinnamon on top and...done!
Today I also made peppermint bark.
Some plain-looking bark.
And some artistic-looking bark.
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!