Happy Christmas Eve! Or is it Merry Christmas Eve? Happy Merry Christmas Eve!
I wanted to make a dessert besides cookies this year, so I browsed Christmas recipes on Pinterest, and I came across this recipe for Oreo peppermint truffles. I’m not usually a big Oreo fan, but I do love peppermint and chocolate, so I decided to try out this recipe. I’m so glad that I did because they were delicious.
A few tips that I found helpful:
- Keep the Oreo balls in the freezer and take them out one at a time to dip them. Each one took a little bit longer to dip than I expected.
- I used a wooden chopstick to dip each ball. I tried using a fork but it left too many holes in the top of the truffle.
- Halfway through, I melted another batch of almond bark. I felt it was easier to dip the Oreo balls when there was more almond bark in the bowl.
- I wasn’t able to find white chocolate almond bark, so I used vanilla almond bark. I’m pretty sure they’re the same thing or very similar.
Danny and I shared one to try them out, and I can’t wait until tomorrow night to eat some more! Yum! They are delicious – probably the tastiest dessert I’ve made.
- 3.41 miles treadmill
- 10 minutes stretching
Yesterday afternoon, I was finished baking, I was finished wrapping, and Danny was watching the Bears game. I really wasn’t in the mood to go to the gym, but I knew that if I sat at home, I’d probably keep sneaking into the kitchen to nibble at the peanut butter cookies. So, I got my gym clothes on and headed to the gym.
And of course, once I was there, I was in the mood to workout. I alternated between walking at 4.0 mph for one minute and running at 7.0 mph for one minute for 35 minutes. Then, I cooled down for five minutes and stretched for 10 minutes.
- 3.25 miles treadmill
This morning and afternoon Jacob and I are just kind of hanging out. Jaden went to work with Danny. Danny’s work is usually really dead today, but he has to go in for a few hours so Jaden was very excited to go with him. Last year on Christmas Eve, Jacob went to work with Danny, so this year it was Jaden’s turn.
On Christmas Eve, you get to do fun things like eat cereal and milk out of a box on the couch:
When Danny and Jaden get home, we’ll head to my grandparent’s house to spend time with my dad’s side of the family. We exchange Christmas stockings (kind of like a secret Santa), and I am super excited about the Ugly Christmas sweaters!
Tomorrow, we open presents with the four of us at home, then we go to Danny’s parent’s house, then from there, we’ll got to my mom’s house for Christmas dinner. We exchange presents with my dad the weekend after Christmas.
I feel like Christmas Eve showed up so soon, and Christmas goes by so fast, and then it’s all over. I always feel sad after Christmas because the anticipation was so great for about a month before Christmas and then it’s just over. At least we’ll see my dad and step-mom this weekend, and we have fun New Year’s Eve plans with my dad and fam.
Have a wonderful day!
Questions of the day:
- Have you ever had an Oreo truffle? So good…
- Do you workout today?
- What are your plans for the holiday?