I am keeping a very low profile. I just asked Matt if he wanted to go for a walk with me. But I won’t tell him (unless he asks) why I want to get out of the house. I just don’t want him to know what I made…it’s not a surprise, he just won’t be happy.
Here’s why: I made cannoli….and they are delicious. He has been after me with the desserts in the house. It’s not so much that he is mad but simply that we have had an over abundance of sweets in the past week and sadly (not really) there is no end in sight. Now, I am much more a savory lover than sweets BUT I love to make sweet stuff. I don’t really eat it and I completely understand how cruel that is. It all started with Kristie’s birthday last weekend, she requested (in fact our friend Joni requested) my strawberry cake. Then it was bear’s birthday and she wanted German Chocolate (her fave). In the midst of all of it, Sunshine brought home a HUGE piece of cake (more like half a cake) from her boyfriend’s (yuck) birthday party. Finally, we have Sunshine’s birthday on Sunday….she wants a chocolate overloaded cake. I am unsure what that means but I know it will be sweet and chocolaty!
Easy Cannoli (inspired by the recipe on the box from: Alessi)
1 box of ready made cannoli (box usually have 6-8 cannoli)
15 oz (about 1-pound) whole milk ricotta cheese (if you want to use the low fat stuff…I can’t guarantee the results)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Zest 1 lemon
1 tablespoon triple sec
2-3 tablespoons roughly chopped semi-sweet chocolate chips (I fear I had more like 4 tablespoons but who’s counting)
Semi-sweet chocolate chips or toasted coconut for decoration
Using your mixer whip your ricotta cheese and your powdered sugar. Add your lemon zest, triple sec, and chopped chocolate chips. Mix well and spoon into a resealable plastic bag. This is optional but it will make your life really easy to fill your cannoli. Fill each with as much filling as possible…come on that’s the best part of all this. You will have enough filling for about 8 cannoli. Decorate each “end” with chocolate chips or toasted coconut. You could also dust with more powdered sugar. I just didn’t want Matt to think I went overboard….right!
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Peace and keeping it sweet,
Note: when I said I don’t eat the sweets I meant that I will have a piece but I am never one to obsess and have to eat every single bite until it’s all gone. I cannot do that with savory stuff, especially chips….unless it’s Doritos, I don’t like them, so that’s all I buy so I won’t eat them….I am bizarre I know.