Someone stuck a few roses in the sand here and there at the beach today. So Happy Valentine’s Day from a stranger, the Atlantic Ocean, and me. I hope your day is full of love.
“That’s not candy, yuck!”
This is what my son decided after trying the Sweethearts candy that he came home with today. I had to agree.
I also had to agree with the blue heart when I saw the printing job on these things. LOL indeed.
I remember these candies tasting just as bad when I was a kid, but I don’t remember such a high ratio of printing errors in a package. But then again, maybe nothing ever is quite as we remember.
I hope you had a happy Valentine’s day!
Flowers for you, dear readers. Have a great day!
The kids: Can we make cookies for Valentine’s Day?
Me: As you wish.
Here’s something fun to do with the kids if you need an idea for a Valentine’s Day snack. Whip up some heavy cream, slice some strawberries, get the Graham crackers and sprinkles ready, and let the kids assemble their treats.
To make whipped cream, I add about 1 TB real maple syrup to a cup of heavy cream and then beat with a hand mixer. You could also use powdered or granulated sugar to sweeten the cream.
I got the idea for this snack from my daughter’s school, where they recently gave the kids Graham crackers and frosting so they could make a house at snack time. I usually prefer to make whipped cream to use in place of store-bought frosting. However, I quickly discovered that the frosting would have made a better mortar. The whipped cream wasn’t strong enough to hold any sort of structure together.
So, we settled on making sandwiches instead of houses. Worked out better anyway. How do you eat a house?