10.2.06

the guests are coming

Husband and I love having guests. It's the main reason we wanted a place with two bedrooms. Anytime people come stay with us, we see that as an excuse to make extra snacks. Husband always makes his famous salsa, and I usually make spinach and cheese dip with some sort of dessert. Well today, for our guests coming this afternoon, I decided in honor of Valentine's Day coming up that I'd try out some very chocolatey candies - Mocha Brownie Sweethearts (the sweetheart comes from them being cut into heart shapes) and French Truffles. Well, once again, I must have thought I was magical in the kitchen, because I do not have a small heart shaped cookie cutter. The Mocha Brownie Sweethearts are now Mocha Brownie Sweetsquares. And the French Truffles...the recipe is so easy, and as a side note, I think this is a dessert my sister-in-law can eat.

However, after cooling, the truffle chocolate becomes hard. The recipe (another side note: thanks to momsfriend who gave me the awesome cookbook, Extending the Table, with all these cool international recipes in it) says that once you use your fingers to shape the chocolate, it will soften. The recipe failed to mention not only does it soften, but it will turn your hands into a big chocolate mess.

The guests are here, so gotta go now...

4 comments:

Ashley Sneds said...

oh have fun! enjoy the treats and enjoy the guests!

Mom's Friend said...

We'll be expecting you to cook for all of us when you all get home so we can appreciate what you've been able to do over there! I love your sense of humor and adventuresome spirit!

Beki said...

HA- the truffles etc look great!

By the way the Peprico red pepper sauce is pretty tasty! The bottle's almost gone. I have to say, a close second to Chalula!

News Sender said...

Once again, the gourmet cook! Maybe you can have a cooking show when you get home. I can't wait for you to cook for me. The desserts look awesome.