Monday, December 5, 2011

A Walk in the Park

It was such a nice weekend for us here at the Crimella house.  Saturday we finished up our Christmas light display and then rested for the remainder of the day.  Sunday we went to church for the first time in a long time.  I'm ashamed to say how long it's been since we were there.  But we went and the kids were amazing!  It always makes Mass that much better when the kids are on their best behavior.  Then we hit up the park to ride on the train.  Largo Central Park does a train ride on the first weekend of the month.  It was a cute 10 minute ride and our train nut just loved it!  I'm not sure how much Em liked it but Noah loved it!!!  Then it was off to the playground.  We checked out the Botanical Garden's light display that night.  All in all, great weekend!!!
At the top of the mountain
It's over exposed but I love her face in this one!!!

Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge

Today's Holiday Blog Challenge topic is Christmas dessert/treat recipe
This one is a Go-To recipe for me when it comes to gifts.  I made them for Christmas gifts 2 years ago and then made them for the teachers at Noah's school last year during Teacher Week.  I found it in a Taste of Home cookbook.  You can find it here.
Mocha Truffles


  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • White candy coating, optional


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Beat in cream cheese. Dissolve coffee in water; add to cream cheese and beat until smooth.
  • Chill until firm enough to shape. Shape into 1-in. balls and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate coating; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Melt white coating and drizzle over truffles if desired. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen. 
Totally easy and definitely worth the calories!!!

1 comment:

  1. This recipe for truffles sounds easy enough. I feel like I've always thought truffles were harder to make than this. Yum!