…And so is baking. But I’ll get to that complication shortly.
I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Call me the Scrooge of Love but I always felt like it was a commercial holiday that was pointless. As a single girl I hated the holiday even more. I felt left out and like I was missing out on something. Actually it was a similar emotion I felt whenever I saw a skinny girl. That longing…if ONLY…”then I’d be happy…”
This year I didn’t want to be a Scrooge though.
This year for Valentine’s Day I’m giving myself a valentine: No More Negative Self-Talk. You know the voice: “I look so fat in these pants” “If only I weighed XX pounds less” and “I’ll never be a fast runner like So-And-So.” That voice has been in my head for too long and it’s been too prominent. It needs to be banished! If I can do it for just one day (February 14th) then maybe I can do it for a week…a month…forever?
I think it’s the best gift I can give myself. Who’s in?
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ~Robert Browning
In the spirit of not being a Valentine’s Scrooge I made brownies on Sunday for Valentine’s Day. I slaved for hours making brownies out of a box (I know, it was so hard–I mean 3 ingredients? Sheesh!). Okay maybe it took five minutes. I had an idea in my head for how I wanted the brownies to work. I didn’t want the thick brownies but I didn’t want thin brownies either and that’s what I got. I used a baking dish that was too big.
I flipped the baked brownies upside down to get it out of the pan. Then I used my heart shaped cookie cutter to make heart shaped brownies. Aw. How cute, right?
Would have worked even better if the brownies were a tad thicker.
And maybe it would have worked better if the brownie hadn’t fallen apart too. Oh well…the fragments tasted good. And I saved them to put on top of the vanilla ice cream I have. (Waste not!)
Sort of heart shaped brownies…Hmmm. But at least they aren’t broken hearts. Michael ate one and said they tasted good. So at least they are edible Valentine’s brownies. Thank goodness I had the foresight to make a few cupcakes out of the batter to try out my new cupcake tin.
Just a little bit of store bought cream cheese frosting and red sprinkles to make them festive. Those are for dessert tonight. 🙂
Besides learning to love myself for Valentine’s Day, I want to give a big virtual hug to my readers, friends and family. I love my kitties:
And I love you, Michael. Thanks for everything you do. 😀
QUESTION: Do you like Valentine’s Day? And what gift are you giving yourself today?