Too Cute Tuesday is a weekly event on the Breaking Even blog that involves, friends, crafting, and cocktailing. Every week it’s a different and inexpensive craft to make and a different cocktail to keep things social. If you have an idea for a craft or otherwise want to participate, contact Nicole.
Tonight, we did a little Christmas baking, which was Christie’s idea. Note that coincidentally Christie is having a holiday party on Saturday with hors d’oeuvres, so I get the sneaking suspicion that she’s going to serve her share of treats at this social event. And in addition to saving Christie some work, we all have our fair share of sugar and chocolate to tide us over into the next year.
This week, we had a new TCTer. Jordanne joined Christie, Sue, and I for a Christmas sweet cooking extravaganza. Both of these recipes are from our very own Christie.
3 c chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk.
Toppings like: sprinkles, coloured sugar, sugar, confectionar sugar, cocoa or coconut (you’ll be rolling the truffles in the toppings
Lots of bowls
Cocktail of the Night (via Cocktail Consultant Joe): Irish Coffee
Mix 2 1/2 oz strong, hot coffee, 1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey, 1 tsp brown sugar. Top with 1 oz whipping cream (or, in our cases, much much more)
1. Show up at Craft Central and brew coffee for Irish coffees. Catch up on the happenings of the day.
2. Begin melting the chocolate with the sweetened condensed milk for the truffles. Have someone stir the mixture regularly (and set up a double boiler situation) if you don’t want the chocolate to burn.
3. Put ingredients to roll the truffles in into small bowls. We used pink sprinkles, cocoa, chopped pecans, chopped walnuts, and brown sugar.
Make Irish coffees but all vow to only drink one so as not to be wide awake this entire evening.