Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I am all about the balls at Christmas. I never realized to what degree. Yesterday I made Snowball Cookies (most well-known as Russian Tea Cakes) and Cocktail Meatballs to freeze and heat in sauce for Christmas day. The sauce sounds unusual combining chili sauce and grape jelly but I promise you it's good. I don't really eat red meat but it's a much-requested favorite.
Today I am going to make old-fashioned cocoa fudge (in squares!). It's not too creamy and has a richness new fudge lacks. It's what my mom made when I was a kid so I'm partial to it. It's on the Hershey's website here. Then I am making many other non-ball-shaped things including spinach and blue cheese phyllo pastries and Scotcharoos (Rice Krispie treats with peanut butter and butterscotch and a layer of chocolate - the kids love this). I am going to be absolutely rotund by the new year.