I’m attempting to be a little more creative lately. I’m also driving my husband crazy with my creative agenda. Last week it was homemade Valentine’s for kindergarten, painting our bedroom, and over the weekend it was trying out some new recipes and a behavior chart.
When I’m working on these projects, I always have a vision in my head about how they will turn out. My visions don’t always come to fruition.
Homemade Marshmallows a la Angry Julie via Alton Brown’s Recipe.
Don’t these marshmallows look delicious? Well they weren’t. But they are very pretty in my photo. I followed the instructions systematically. But I made a few mistakes. I think I put a tad too much vanilla extract in the mixer, which made certain sections of the marshmallows taste a little too sweet. I should have cut off the edges of the marshmallow chunk before I cut them into small squares. The edges were rubbery from the start, and the taste was uneven. I also needed to package the marshmallows once they were cut. They need to be put into a container so that they stay soft. So much for my Valentine’s Day treat that I was attempting to make. But I learned what to do next time, because yes, there will be a next time.
So I will be enjoying this Valentine’s Day without homemade marshmallows, cupcakes, or other treats that I did not make, and that is ok. At least I didn’t poison my family.
Angry Husband and I both work today. He was on vacation last week and we saw plenty of each other. So there will be no romantic candle lit dinners for us. But really…flowers, candy, and food on Valentine’s Day is really overpriced.
Speaking of time apart, a little quote that I gave to Dumb Mom was featured on her BList Best Advice Bloggers on Romance post today.
Now enough of my rambling, don’t you have to go make someone heart shaped pancakes, or breakfast in bed? Stop wasting your time on my non-sense and get to it!We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.-Sam Keen