Hannah and I had the car on Thursday and since it was officially my turn to plan date night, she and I hit the store. We went to Target which has those great dollar bins right when you enter the store. I found a cross word puzzle and some water balloons. My thoughts were to make some chocolate bowls with the water balloons and do a crossword while we waited for them to harden. Well, I got the idea of orange truffles while I was sitting around that afternoon and went to see if we had any of the stuff that would make it and I kind of had it. So, I made up some truffles and then we covered them with chocolate that night and they were so tasty. We made it through one crossword puzzle and cheated very little :-D It was fun working on it together and some of the clues and words were a little ludicrous. All in all not a bad date for a buck and some pantry raiding.
In case you are interested in the dessert, I took the McCormick Eggnog Truffle recipe and modified it by omitting the nutmeg and rum extract and adding orange extract. I then covered them with semisweet chocolate chips melted with shortening (1cup/1tablespoon ratio). I think we might make them again at Christmas time as gifts.