OPKs and Chocolate Truffles

Bought some OPKs online this month, and thought I’d give them a try. I was fairly certain, based on temperatures, that we’d been timing…things….correctly, but just in case, I thought it might be worth it.

I think my main problem might be doing things at the same time every day. I’ve used the OPKs first thing in the morning (usually around 5), and later in the afternoon (close to 2:30). This might be too early, because I’ve read that the general LH surge doesn’t start until about 2-ish. Anyhow, I haven’t gotten a single positive yet. I’ve gotten one line that was light, but that’s the closest I’ve come to a positive. My temperatures have jumped though, and I’m having ovulation cramps like crazy. So, what’s the deal, OPKs? Are you telling me the truth, or am I using you wrong?

Feeling really good about this month. I don’t know why, it’s just a vague feeling, but I know that we’ve timed ….things….right. Or at least I’m pretty sure we have. I’m taking a crapload of supplements, I’m trying to eat healthy, and I’m feeling pretty good in general.

I suppose only time will tell though, right?

Time-Will-Tell Truffles

These truffles are super good and super easy, especially when you add different flavours to the filling. 1 cup plain cream cheese
2 cups semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, plus 4 cups for coating
2 cups icing sugar
vanilla, peppermint, orange, or other flavoured extract
1 tbsp shortening
In the microwave, melt 2 cups of the chocolate, and let cool slightly. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth and there are no lumps left. Beat in icing sugar, and extract of choice. (I’ve also added chili powder, espresso powder, and a whole host of other flavours. Currently experimenting with peanut butter…) Add chocolate, and mix until thoroughly blended. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for approximately an hour.
When cooled completely, shape mixture into small balls and roll between your hands. Use plastic gloves if you want to avoid sticking. Set centres aside while you prepare the coating.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt together remaining chocolate and shortening. The resulting liquid should be quite runny. Using two spoons, dip the centres in the chocolate, tap them on the side of the bowl to remove excess, and set on a parchment lined baking sheet. Let cool completely. Consume immediately, if you can’t help yourself, or box up and give away to friends. Centres will freeze for up to a month, un-dipped.

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