Making my own chocolates has been one of my favorite things of the Christmas time. I first tried making my own chocolates I think my second Christmas after James and I got married. I still have a long ways to go before my chocolate will look perfect the way I want them but I am getting better each year. This year I decided I wanted to try and put a letter on each chocolate so that we would know what flavor they are. Knowing which is what flavor is always a trick but I wanted it to be different this year. So here I have included a picture of my letter "C" on my chocolates that stands for coconut. I also made Peppermint, Lemon, Raspberry, and Cherry chocolates this year as well. I also plan to make some Bonbons but they don't last as long so I like to make them a bit closer to Christmas. As I was making my chocolates this year I was thinking back to when I was younger and all the flavors of chocolates my Grandma Washburn use to make. As a child I remember that they always seemed so uniform in shape and we always beautiful to look at, and of coarse all the different flavors. It made me a little bit sad since about 8 years ago my Grandmother divorced my Grandfather and then separated herself from my family. I was a teenager and the time and I have felt a great sadness in my life since I love to cook and Grandma is an amazing cook. There had been so many occasions where I wish I could cook along side her and learn. I use her roll recipe and everyone says they are delicious when I make them but they just aren't as good as grandma's and I really wish I could just go to her and have her watch me make them to see what I do that is different. Yes my rolls may be good but I want them to be perfect like hers. Well enough of my rambling. Chocolates, a symbol of the holidays for me!
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