Recently we've had some rainy (and cold) days.
When I know in advance that the weather will be rainy, I usually stock up on groceries and stay indoors (sometimes I even stay in my pjs).
For one rainy day, I made mini peanut butter chocolate cups.
I've seen what I think are tedious versions where you "paint" the inside of the cups with the chocolate.
I wasn't about to do this, so I did it "lazy man" style...dollop of melted chocolate (60% + a little milk chocolate) at the bottom, dollop of peanut butter, dollop or two of melted chocolate, put into refridge to cool.
This was good but next time, I think I should add a little more peanut butter.
For another rainy day, I was flipping through a magazine and got the idea for this one.
Chopped up cookies and chopped up pistachios. The original recipe called for butter and some cream, but I omitted them (because I didn't have cream and didn't want to add the butter. The butter was to make a "crust" with the cookies and cream to make the chocolate rich and more like ganache.)
Instead I melted some 80% dark chocolate and poured them over the bits of cookie and nuts.
I'm making both versions again. They were delicious and the perfect size.
*Today is Showa no Hi (Showa Day) It used to be called Tenno Tanjoobi (Emperor Hirohito's Birthday) but after he died, it was then changed to Showa no Hi. It is also the start of Golden Week.