The clock is ticking...we're all anticipating. The gifts have long been unwrapped, the boxes recycled, Christmas cookies are all gone, but we're still indulging in that lull during this last week of the year. A New Year is coming!
|Crispy chocolate wontons and chocolate-hazelnut (Nutella) wontons|
Approaching a New Year is so exciting...it's the prospect of a new start - the hope and anticipation of good things to come, and maybe the opportunity to move on from certain things in the past. I don't know about you but I don't really make any specific new year's resolutions anymore. I don't think resolutions are a bad idea at all - it makes us think about ways to improve ourselves. But, at the same time, don't we tend to make goals that are just a bit too lofty, and thereby maybe setting ourselves up for failure. So these days, I resolve to just be better. Do better, live better, be better...so here's to a better 2012!
In my book, living better doesn't mean making it less sweet. Hence, I'm sharing a little sweet treat today in anticipation of the New Year. I think life is about balance and living among things that bring you joy. For me, that means I must have chocolate regularly (I will try not to do it excessively but regularity is a must) and I will continue to experiment in the kitchen, baking and cooking to share with my family and friends, because that brings me joy.
I rarely fry anything (because of the general splattering, mess, and dilemma of what to do with the leftover oil) but New Year's Eve calls for making the effort - although in reality, these chocolate and nutella wontons are very easy to make. If you'd rather skip the ice cream, these crispy little sweet bites go very nicely with a glass or two of champagne. However you plan to celebrate, enjoy your New Year's Eve safely and happily.