Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Day Activities

For Valentine's Day we made cookies for all of little E's friends using this great sugar cookie recipe my sister gave me. I normally hate sugar cookies but these ones I will eat. They puff up really nice and cook so fast.

Here is the recipe for the sugar cookies:
2 C. Sugar
4 Cubes margarine or butter
6 eggs
4 tsp. vanilla
7 C. Flour
6 tsp. baking powder

Cream sugar, margarine and eggs. Add vanilla. Sift flour and baking
powder together and add to creamed mixture. Makes a sticky dough.
Roll out 1/4 in thick in lots of flour. Cut out and place on cookie

Bake at 375 for 4-6 minutes. Bake on 2nd shelf. If cookies are brown
on they bottom they are overdone.

I also made some glass crafts for some of the girls I see three our four times a week, plus the people I visit teach. Basically you just decoupage cool paper on the bottom of glass products. I happened to be doing candle holders I got at the dollar store. Very fun. Finally I've included a picture of our "fancy Valentine's Day dinner" and the flowers I bought myself that pretty much represent why my husband loves me so much. Saturday I went out to get shrimp for our dinner and while I was at Aldi's I saw these beautiful roses, 6 for 3.99. I contemplated it for about two seconds and then bought two packs. When I got home I said, "Look honey I hope you don't mind but these roses were an awesome price so I bought my own Valentine's Day flowers. My hubby got a good laugh out of that while he so nicely arranged the roses in a vase. I said, "I know I should have let you do it but I figured hey the price is good, and it is all your money, that I spend, so I hope you don't mind." So I sort of spoiled the suprise of him bringing them home himself but I made the man happy because I bought what he was going to, for less then half the price ;)

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Did the same for myself, got some beautiful roses... way cheaper than DW would have.