Saturday, January 08, 2011
Did you know that when you make rum balls, you actually absorb some of the alcohol through your hands? I didn't know that until one summer, when I sat with my old Seattle buddies and made a huge batch of rum balls, and became quite tipsy. Although I'm sure the fumes add to that, as well. (And yes, my friends make rum balls in the summer, so by the holidays the rum is STRONG!!!!!!!!)
I picked up my holiday package from one friend - it arrived before we left for Spain, but sat at the post office - and sure enough, there are two containers (6 or so each) of rum balls. Which are currently in the kitchen. Because I have a lot to accomplish today, like painting kippot (yarmulkes) for the synagogue. And getting ready for my students' art show next week. Things that require some concentration.
Because once I eat one rum ball, several others follow. As a SparkBuddy said, if it is in the house, I will eat it. So if the rum balls are here, yes, they will all jump into my mouth, one after another, little drunk chocolate lemmings. Except that they know exactly what they are doing, jumping into my mouth. They are fulfilling their purpose in life - they will get me drunk.
So I am saving them for this evening, after I make a nice dinner and then clean up. Fortunately (for me if not my waist and hips) DH does not like rum balls. Nor dark dark chocolate, which my friends use. So the rum balls are all MINE.
I will do my best to make them last at least two nights.
Maybe I should go hide one container right now.