Happy Valentine's Day

I woke up to find this on my car earlier this week, left for me by my hubby. What a lovely way to start the day.

Valentine's Day is a commercial holiday more than a romantic holiday. Buy, buy, buy, buy.....
Thanks but no thanks. I don't want over priced flowers that will wilt in only a few days. I don't like or wear jewelery, and between my two children, we have enough stuffed animals in this house already.

My hubby did not get a fancy valentine's gift his morning - I made him breakfast instead. And this afternoon we will spend some time together making dinner (instead of my banishing him from the kitchen while I cook). I'll probably make something fun and filled with calories for dessert as well. Then we will spend some time together, with our children. I believe the plan involves playing Beatles Rock Band.

This week my children's school held a bake sale, with the proceeds going to Make a Wish. My boys brought in this fudge, cut out into heart shapes with a cookie cutter. My oldest tells me it was one of the first things to sell out, and that his silly brother bought a piece as one of his choices, despite the pieces at home in the fridge.

Ridiculously easy to make, perfect for making late at night when you get a last minute request to submit something for the bake sale the next day.

Valentine's Day Fudge

3 cups chocolate, chopped up (I used milk chocolate for this, but you can use semi-sweet as well)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
dash of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or use mint or raspberry or orange extract instead)

Any add in's you'd like, such as white chocolate chunks, nuts, marshmallows....

Line a 9x9 inch pan with parchment paper.

In a heavy pot, over low heat, melt the chocolate, condensed milk and salt, stirring constantly.
When everything is melted together, and smooth, remove from heat and add in the vanilla, plus any additions you want to make.

Spread into prepared pan, smoothing the top as best you can.

Chill for at least two hours.

Turn out fudge and parchment paper onto a cutting board. Peel away the paper and cut into desired shapes using a knife or cookie cutters.

Leftovers should be kept in the fridge (but really, who are we kidding about leftovers?)


pam said...

We're not big on spending money on Valentine's day. I love the heart on your card.

Ashley said...

OMG that is absolutely adorable that he did that on your car. Awesome.