I decided to go all-out over-the-top for my dad's birthday this year, and make some uber-fancy chocolate truffles. Best of the best. Valrhona Manjari (which costs 80% more here in NYC than the last time I bought it in Massachusetts, holy crap!), Hennessy cognac, fancy organic cream, my homemade vanilla extract. Total cost of ingredients was close to $40 for about a pound of truffles, the same as the really fancy Belgian ones in a shop... crazy, right? But my dad is turning 70 and it's a big deal, so full speed ahead.
So I was making them tonight and the fucking ganache separated. I'm trying to save it but... I might have just wasted all that money and all that effort (I went to three different stores just to source the right chocolate!) and I could just about cry and punch myself in the face at the same time :-(
ETA: I just realized I'm taking this way harder than losing $10k+ in the stock market in the past 10 days. LOL?