Monday, June 28, 2010
Part of my problem in this arena may be that I am really not a big fan of fudge. I like it OK and will try it but I don't go out of my way for it in general. This holds true for the other item I made today - cream cheese mints. You know, those mints that are traditionally served at weddings and graduations. I've always wanted to try making them because I simply think playing with the molds sounds fun; however, here again I have no desire to sample. Which from a weight loss perspective - whoo hoo!
Cream cheese mints: these were fun to make - I actually really enjoyed putting them in the molds. Now I know what those molds I found in grandma's cupboard were to be used for. I knew they weren't chocolate molds so when I went downstairs to look through my chocolate molds I saw these little single molds sitting there and had an "ah ha" moment! It's amazing how many of the little things you get from such a small recipe. Although I guess for serving a large function the recipe would probably need to be doubled or tripled. They were super easy - even Clark could mold nearly perfect mints. I tried one to make sure the taste and texture were what I wanted - they were, that's enough for me. Grant seems to be like minded in this. Clark on the other hand loved them. I had to limit his intake. At least I know they are edible.
Grandpa Spencer came for a visit this afternoon and played with the boys while I molded all my mints. Actually the timing worked out quite well. Clark is suddenly very into dominoes. He loves to set them up and then watch the domino effect. Grandpa Spencer taught him a new way to play with dominoes - building them high. Not sure that I like this quite as well as the single layer play. Oh well, they had a lot of fun.
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