Being the Suzy homemaker I am, I decided that it would be wise to get a bit of a head start on the prep work, so this morning I spent 2 hours making and canning my veggie broth. A TON of veggie broth. The stuff goes in everything and there is no way that I will be waking up with the dawn to boil it up Thursday morning. No way, no how.
I also cleaned the house, perhaps in vain with the dogs tracking all the lovely fall foliage in from the backyard. We'll see though.
And for the piece d'resistance, I have 2 words for you:
Oh yes, ma'am! I made up some cashew and hazelnut cream and folded it into some melted Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips, let it set up for about 30 minutes in the fridge and got to rollin'!!! It was messy, but deliciously so.
Here's a shot of what I rolled the chocolatey goodness in;
dark cocoa powder
And the finished beauties:
Don't they look lovely? I tend to shy away from candy making, since I have ADD and standing in front of a pot staring at a candy thermometer waiting for the sugary goop to come to a 'soft crack' sounds like some new torture technique. But these suckers were SO freakin' easy, I had to make 'em. Now to figure out how to keep the hubby from devouring them all tonight....
That's all for today. Tomorrow: Adventures in bread making!