You know what’s really expensive? Window treatments. We finally finished the look of our office this past weekend with sheer draperies (thanks to one of my closest girlfriends, who is an interior designer!) for the windows. They only include ONE window panel per package and it’s priced at $20 EACH! We had to buy 5 of them. $100 for fabric that I probably could’ve gotten at JoAnn’s Fabric and sewed myself. Although, I would have to learn how to sew so maybe that’s not such a good idea. On top of the panels, we had to buy curtain rods for $12 a piece. I mean, I guess I can’t complain too much since all in all we spend $124 on window treatments and it really pulls together the entire look of the room but it’s just crazy how much fabric is, or maybe I just didn’t know where to look for cheaper ones.
Anyway, so I’m thrilled with our completion of the office. It’s a really nice, serene place to be :) I also finally saw Silver Linings Playbook over the weekend. Have any of you seen it yet? I really liked it and so did Jason. I was kind of shocked he liked it so much but it’s not a chick flick and it’s kind of depicts real life: how everyone has their own quirks and weirdness and we all just come together naturally. It’s a great movie, I would definitely recommend it to everyone. I love J-Law. She’s so pretty and I love how funny she is. She has a great personality and I hope it doesn’t change with fame and she always stays the same.
Ok, so I said last Friday that I’d have another boozy treat for y’all today and here you go! Boozy truffles! I was inspired by Jessica and her truffles (hers look SO much better than mine). They’re so easy to make but pretty messy. Makes me annoyed that restaurants and confectionaries charge so much for one. I guess it’s probably the ingredients that go into it that makes them up-charge. If you can, I would definitely use good quality chocolate in here. These truffles are SO rich but SO good. It’s hard to eat just one, but I feel if you eat more than two, you’ll start to feel sick. They’re really that rich. Sprinkles make everything more fun so that’s why I rolled mine in sprinkles. I also brought them to a get-together a few weeks ago and everyone that ate one really liked them so they have the stamp of approval!
- 2 cups chopped dark chocolate (I used Trader Joe's dark chocolate pounder)
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 4 tbsp. red wine (any kind)
- 1 cup non-pareils sprinkles
- In a small pot, bring the heavy whipping cream to just a boil. Remove from heat and pour over the chopped dark chocolate (which should be in a microwave safe bowl). Let stand for 3 minutes then whisk together red wine and chocolate mixture. Mixture should be thick and smooth.
- Cover with saran wrap, pressing the saran wrap onto the top of the chocolate mixture. Let chill in refrigerator overnight.
- When ready to assemble, remove saran wrap from bowl and using a melon baller, scoop chocolate out and form into a ball with your hands then roll around in sprinkles. Place onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
- Continue until all chocolate has been used up. Refrigerate baking sheet of truffles for 30 minutes before serving.
- Store in the fridge if not eating but they will be fine room temperature. I prefer them straight out of the fridge though!