When I got home from work this afternoon I immediately brewed a nice strong pot of coffee. I poured a bit of holiday-themed gingerbread creamer into my special "afternoon" coffee cup. I only use these glass cups for afternoon coffee with flavored creamer. It makes the coffee seem more special.
I really do believe that the type of cup (or glass) makes a big difference in the enjoyment of any beverage. I guess it's the you-eat-with-your-eyes theory.
Anyway I thought I'd just sit and watch TV and enjoy my coffee.
Well, that didn't happen. Before I was even 1/4 of the way finished with the coffee, I decided to get up and make some chocolate-covered pretzels.
I just melted one bag of milk chocolates chips in a tall drinking glass in the microwave. Using the tall drinking glass for the melted chocolate container makes it so much easier to dip the long pretzels. Once dipped I just rolled them in white chocolate mint pieces. I rolled a couple in peanut butter chips.
Then the real fun began.
A few weeks ago I made some boxes using pictures from past Christmases. While waiting for the chocolate to set, I cut out the boxes and glued them together.
I stuck in a small red cocktail napkin and inserted two pretzels.
Then I covered the whole thing with cellophane, tied it up and added a bit of ribbon or a bow.
I am happy with how they turned out. They will be a little treat for a few co-workers tomorrow. I will keep the ones in the glass cup.