My first blog entry of 2009! Wow...has a year really gone by?? It's hard for me to believe it yet here it is!!
Ok, ok....everyone had such very nice comments about my last TWD entry...remember the Tall and Creamy Eggnog Cheesecake? The one I didn't like...then let it sit overnight again...then liked it but not enough to eat it? Well...I transformed it! And I like it much better now that it is covered in dark chocolate! (Really, who wouldn't?)
I started out scooping with my 1/4 cup disher...because that is the only size I have...and I just scooped the cake...crust and all...into balls. They are a little bigger than I would have wanted but I wasn't being picky.
I didn't have any sticks so I put the balls into the fridge and went to get sticks from Michaels. On the way there my car blew a radiator hose! I pulled into the parking lot of Safeway with my 7 year old and steam pouring out from under the hood. You see, at this point I didn't know it was the hose...I just saw "smoke". I called the husband and he asked if it was smoke or steam coming out...uhhh, what would be the difference? Well, apparently, smoke is more opaque and steam just kind of mists out....whatever....after I hung up on him, he came to my rescue. After replacing the hose, picking up my 4 year old from preschool and finally getting home at 5pm, I was able to stick the sticks in the balls and put them in the freezer, for 15 minutes! I still had to dip and roll before heading to the New Year's Eve Party!!!
I melted a pound of dark chocolate (Trader Joe's) with 2 tablespoons of butter in a double boiler. Dipped the not yet frozen, too big cheesecake balls into the melted chocolate (ending up with some misshapen oblong balls). My boys helped me by sprinkling graham cracker crumbs and red and green sprinkles on top. I put them back in the freezer for 7 minutes, wrapped those suckers up and took off to the party where they were very much enjoyed by all! And best of all...THE CHEESECAKE IS NOT IN MY FRIDGE ANYMORE!!!