My husband and I are the midst of a 13 year disagreement.
I’m not going to be embarrassed about airing my dirty laundry here with you, because we’re all friends, yes?
Our argument is about donkeys.
More specifically the pronunciation of donkey.
He swears the 4 legged creature is called a “DUNkey”.
I certainly don’t remember the context of our initial donkey conversation, as everything pre-donkey has faded away.
I define our relationship in terms of pre and post donkey. For every couple there is that moment…donkey was ours.
I argued for a good hour about how the correct pronunciation is “DONkey” not “DUNkey”.
He lead with the viable point that it is “MUNkey” not “MONkey”, hence DUNkey is correct.
I countered with the fact that his brother’s name is “Don”, not “Dun”.
He then pulled out the big guns…his closing case argument…his Tom Cruise moment…
The donkey in Shrek says, “DUNkey”.
For him, the conversation was over.
My fate in Battle: Pronunciation Donkey was determined by an animated ass.
Over the years I have tried to convince him that he is wrong. I tend to be a little sour grapes over arguments lost.
Especially this time of year where “Dominick the Donkey” will be heard no less than 7 bagillion times.
So I need your help.
A public vote, so to say. Tell me how you say donkey.
It’s imperative that you vote in my favor…I am not a gracious loser.
Now, before you make the final donkey call, you need to clear your head for a moment.
I have found that a good way to gain perspective is by ogling sweet and delicious treats that are formed into adorable snowmen.
I suggest with all the large decisions in your life you take that advice.
It’s really quite an adaptable rule.
These are Mint Oreo Snowman Truffles.
Just mash up some Mint Oreos, cream and all, and mix in a little cream cheese to hold the crumbs together. Form them into round truffles. If you are going to make the snowmen make small, medium and large sized truffles.
Chill them for a bit and then melt almond bark or candy disks.
To assemble the snowmen I used a toothpick to hold the snowman together (gently pressing the truffles together tightly) while I dipped them in the chocolate.
When my snowman truffle was covered in chocolate I carefully removed the toothpick before the chocolate set. If some of the chocolate comes off the top when removing the toothpick, just dot some on to cover the toothpick hole.
Before my chocolate completely set I added a round orange sprinkle for a nose.
Let the coating dry and then using a food writer you can dot on eyes, a mouth and some buttons.
I tied a ribbon around my snowman’s neck for a scarf.
If you’re feeling less ambitious you can easily just make these into standard round truffles. They are really just as sweet.
- 1 package of Mint Oreos, finely crushed, cream and all
- 1 8oz block of cream cheese, room temp
- 1 lb. of vanilla almond bark, or white candy melting disks
- 1 Tbsp vegetable shortening
- Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well combined.
- Form your mixture into round truffles. (If you make them all uniform size you will get approx 45 truffles)
- Place the truffles on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
- Put in refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.
- When truffles are chilled melt your almond bark or melts with 1 tablespoon of vegetable shortening according to the package directions.
- Dip your truffles carefully in the melted candy candy and with a fork remove and tap off the excess before transferring back to the wax paper.
- Let coating set.
Oreo Truffle recipe from Kraft
Now that you’ve thought about my donkey dilemma, I would kindly appreciate your vote on this very important matter. Thank you for your consideration