Did y'all have a fun Valentine's Day yesterday? I have to say it's not my favourite holiday. Have never really been a fan. But I remember when my brother and I were little, my parents always got us a little heart-shaped box of chocolates each. That was pretty special. So I've always gotten something small for our boys too.
For us it's not about hubs and I having a romantic dinner. I neither expect nor want flowers or chocolates or jewelery for myself. We can celebrate being in love at any time. Valentine's has always seemed too manufactured for me. But I love that it exists. Because there'll be discount chocolate the next day!! Yumm-o.
Such a cynic.
Anyway. Yesterday hubs surprised me with a card from Little Boo and a card from him. Needless to say I had bought nothing for hubs.Oops.
I considered making Valentine's cards for the two of them (I was home yesterday, since I worked on the weekend.) We certainly have enough craft supplies around here. But then I thought of something a little more fun and tasty -
Yes, they are "Holiday" Rice Crispies, but I think they worked just fine.
I made a full batch of the cookies, and patted most of it into a small pyrex dish. I kept back a big ball of the mixture, divided it in half, and shaped it free-form, by hand. Well-greased hands (lots of butter) was key to success. I came out with two big hearts that I decorated with tubes of icing. I am definitely not a decorator, but my hubs and Little Boo were impressed, and that's all that matters. I worked the mixture on parchment paper, and then cut out a heart shape around each cookie to display it. With more planning, I would have looked for heart shaped paper doilies at the craft store.
Here is Little Boo's loot:
They were both surprised and delighted when they got home and saw their treats.