Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Day

I'm writing this with feet propped up and a full belly.  The morning started with our weekly music class with Miss Tammy.  I had an empty refrigerator so I decided to brave the store.  I hit Costco first and got the necessities.... toilet paper, paper towel, and milk.  Then we moved onto the grocery store.  Crazy place on Valentine's day.  There was a HUGE line of all men in front of the balloon station.  WHO GETS BALLOONS on VALENTINES DAY????  Here's the pic:
Then the girls and I made cookies for Daddy.  D1 was so excited.  She had picked out sprinkles at the store. She let D2 "help".  It was cute!

Almond Sugar Cookies... YUM!!!

Here's the recipe!  Light, flaky and YUMMY!!!

Ingredients (5 dozen)

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup granulated sugar for decoration

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and stir in the vanilla and almond extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; blend into the creamed mixture. Cover and chill for at least two hours.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Divide the dough into two parts. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece of the dough out to 3/16 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle cookies with plain or colored granulated sugar.
Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

After the kids went to nap I made more Chicken Bundles as they disappeared last week.  I also was hungry for Chicken Enchiladas so I made some for dinner.  I called hubby's mom & brother and invited them over for dinner and cookies.  Once Hubby got home from work we have dinner & celebrated together.  The funny of the night was our card exchange.  At the grocery D1 INSISTED that we get daddy a "fairy princess" card.  The ladies in the aisle chuckled when I tried to explain to D1 that daddy probably does not want a Fairy card.  She just didn't get the idea that it was for dad.  She continued to insist and I finally gave in.  When we exchanged cards Daddy must have been a mind reader because he bought the EAXCT CARD for D1. HOW FUNNY!!!
And mommy got flowers!

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