Sunday, February 13, 2011

Jaded Love and Oreo Balls

If you are looking for a sweet tribute to love and hearts this Valentine's Day, you had better look somewhere else. I'm feeling a little jaded about love this year, maybe even a little bitter, maybe even a little hurt. And because I'm feeling this way, I can't help but think back to loves that were sweet but short,loves that were not meant to be, loves that broke my heart, loves that healed my heart, and loves that never left.

So, sigh.....
Here is one of my favorite lost-love poems to share with you.

What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why (Sonnet XLIII)
Edna St. Vincent Millay

What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,
I have forgotten, and what arms have lain
Under my head till morning; but the rain
Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh
Upon the glass and listen for reply,
And in my heart there stirs a quiet pain
For unremembered lads that not again
Will turn to me at midnight with a cry.
Thus in winter stands the lonely tree,
Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one,
Yet knows its boughs more silent than before:
I cannot say what loves have come and gone,
I only know that summer sang in me
A little while, that in me sings no more.

But alas, if you are feeling like sharing some love with those you love, might I suggest these easy to make, last-minute treats.

Oreo Balls
1 (16 ounce) package Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, crushed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
Dipping Chocolate (I prefer Ghiradelli)

Crush cookies to fine crumbs in food processor. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) In a medium bowl, add cream cheese to the crushed cookies; mix until well blended. Do it with your hands. It is smooshy. It will feel great. If you are making it for people you don't really like, don't wash your hands first. Heck, lick your hands and roll out some more. Only you will know. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter; I have a small cookie scoop that I use. Place in refrigerator until firm, about 15 minutes. Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with sprinkles, chopped nuts, or drizzle with white chocolate. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store covered in refrigerator.

On a side note, if you received these from me, I did wash my hands.


Meggie said...

Oh, that made me laugh out loud. :)
(The poem left me a little wistful,
so the humor was good).

Brindi said...

Thanks, Meggie. Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day.


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