Today Was a Good Day...

First, I get to work, and there is, miraculously, a HUGE tray of homemade candy on the conference room table...I quickly look around...nope, no one to be seen..after all, it IS 6:30 in the morning....so, I snag one..gulp it down..mmmm, a lovely blend of sugar, peanut butter, and chocolate....then another one...DAMN!....they are incredible...finally, I decide that I've gorged myself enough, and I grab another cup of coffee...see, I'd drank my FIRST cup while devouring the candy.....and I head to my office...

Secondly, I get to my office and find that all FOUR of the servers are up...whew.....thanks, O God of technology.....then, I check my e-mail...no problems.......I meet Cal on the plant floor later, and we discuss the capture of the murdering bastard, compare notes, discuss politics, compare notes, talk about the wives, compare notes....

Thirdly, I go outside at 9am to have a smoke, and I see the clearest blue sky, and the fog hanging over the mountains....and I KNOW that today is a good day....and it was...all day long...

After lunch, I tracked down the young Lady who had made the candy, and beat the recipe out of her...awww..don't worry....she'll live...;^)....so, here it is..

B's Butter and Peanut Balls of Heavenly Sinful Delight...or something like that...

4 sticks of butter
1 jar of peanut butter
2 1/2 pounds powdered sugar
1 bag chocolate chips
3/4 cake of parrafin

Melt butter, slowly stir in sugar, then add peanut butter. Stick it in the fridge while you melt your chocolate and paraffin in a double broiler. Roll into balls.. Insert toothpick and dip in melted chocolate. You can place them on wax paper to cool, or do like I do and go ahead and plop them onto the tray I am going to serve them on. If the finish is glossy enough, they won't stick... enjoy

Take it from me...these things are GREAT...

So...what makes a good day?...many, MANY things...

by Eric on December 15, 2003 | Comments(5) | SWG Stories

Comments so far:

That sounds really good. I'll have to give it a try.

posted by: Jeff on December 15, 2003 07:05 PM

Damn, those sound good.

posted by: Jaded Angel on December 15, 2003 07:25 PM

I'll let her know that you guys liked her recipe! They ARE pretty awesome...and, evidently, pretty easy to make..

posted by: Eric on December 15, 2003 07:38 PM

"parrafin"? I've never seen a recipe which included wax. I know that most "shiny" candy is coated with wax, but I believe it is "natural" (beeswax or sumpin'). You sure this is safe?

Glad I found your blog (via LeeAnn)...now that finals are over I can do more reading...

posted by: skh on December 18, 2003 12:40 AM

Don't worry, SKH, you can buy special parrafin inteded for use in cooking...just ask your local grocer..it's quite common....

posted by: Eric on December 18, 2003 06:56 AM