Valentine’s Day is usually celebrated with candy, flowers, cards, or a special dinner date. It is so much fun to find a new way to show that special person how much you love them. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to do this.
Grandpa Bob and I spent Valentine’s weekend snuggled in our cozy home, making lots of good food, watching romantic movies, and just having fun.
We were planning on going to our favorite lake resort, Stonewall Lake Resort. They have a wonderful Valentine’s weekend package and we have done this in previous years.
I love Valentine’s Day and all of the sweet, mushy things that go with it. I remember how special it was to do the Valentines that we gave to each other in grade school. I spent hours picking out the perfect one from the box for each classmate. I know that my little grandchildren still do the same thing now. It is just funny to me to read some of the phrases on the conversation hearts!
No matter how old my grandchildren get, I will always love to make Valentine’s Day treats for them.
I like to bake a variety of cookies and make them trays. I mail them to the little ones that live in other states. It is so special when I get a picture from their mommy’s with the open box and they have a cookie in each hand.
They love the Decorated Sugar Cookies I make.
I have been using this recipe for about 40 years and I am always pleased with it. HERE is the recipe.
Pasta Salad packed with high protein foods, delicious and good for you.
It is so cold and snowy here in WV that I could eat a warm bowl of homemade soup every day. For the past 2 weeks my husband has been asking me to make a pasta salad. I usually fixed this in the summer or when I need to take something to a covered dish event to feed a large crowd. My original recipe serves about 10 people.
To please my husband, I made this for my downsized recipe this week.
We are football fans at my house! Last weekend was filled with playoff games and lots of excitement. That can only mean one thing..there must be game day snacks.
It is easy to fix a table full of appetizers when you are having a large crowd over, but a little more challenging when you are fixing game day snacks for 2. For my downsized cooking post this week, I want to share some ideas for the snacks we had.
I was recently introduced to the Jack and Annie books through my 6 year old grandson. He started kindergarten this year and his teacher reads these books to the class. He always talks about the books, so I added them to his Christmas list.
Each year, for the past 29 years that we have been married, my husband takes up residency in his hunting cabin about 45 minutes away. He use to stay for 6 weeks but now it is only a total of 4 weeks. This escape from civilization begins the week prior to buck gun season. He is a dedicated hunter. He does come home for Thanksgiving dinner and then once a week to re-stock on food and wash his clothes.
The hunting season becomes my time to create the holiday home for our family. I make lots and lots of lists to begin with. I am a micro manager of myself with lists.
I decorate the house, upstairs and down, as well as outside. This year I had some assistance from 2 grandsons with stringing lights in the bushes and creating their North Pole in the woods.