Last Minute Christmas Party Treat

Yeah, a cat knows what it’s like to be faced with a last minute lust for a holiday icebreaker… Something that will make the host/guest think, “OK, this is going to be cool after all!” Enter the chocolate mice. (Trust me.)

What’s that? Can’t see ’em up close? Hmmm…

And here they are again with the ingredients…

Alrighty then, by now you should get the picture… Here’s how to make it happen…

  1. Peel bare naked some Hershey’s kisses
  2. Lay parchment paper on a cookie sheet
  3. Nuke that nukable chocolate per instructions
  4. Dip cherries in said chocolate using stems as tails and “dipping strings”
  5. “Glue” flat of kiss onto base of chocolate cherry and wedge almond-slice ears as in pics above… (Hurry! Don’t let that chocolate harden!)
  6. Let cool in fridge
  7. Squirt white decorating icing into baggie corner and make tiny cut such that you can squeeze the icing out
  8. Dab those icing “whites of the eyes” on the Hershey faces
  9. Next dip the end of a toothpick in a separate puddle of the icing and pick up one of those minuscule cake decorating Decors nonpareils… Repeat this process ’til all mice have eyes
  10. Refrig until needed

All this takes a lot longer to explain than do… That’s not to say that you can’t become creative and use the Decors to whip up little rodent expressions. I like to use different color nonpareils and go for the “Timothy Leary” effect… But hey, I’m a feline of the ’70s…

So there you go… Chocolate, cherries, and wine go a long way in my book… (If that don’t make the friends happy, get new friends.)

See you by the wine racks,

Two cats blogging


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.

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One Response to Last Minute Christmas Party Treat

  1. Sean says:

    I need to show this recipe to our Afghan cooks. Then again, if they can mess up PANCAKES… I think I’m just doomed! Haha!

    Cheers from Sean D. D. currently on vacation in Australia!

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