Happy Valentine’s Day

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.

Homeade marshmallows are all done!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

20 comments
Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails
Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

Oh I am such a 'fail' as a mom/grandma... I have never in my life tried to make marshmellows... but then, you may be the 1st I ever heard of to try! So I guess I am glad they were rubbery (hehehe) less pressure for me!

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

LOL, I'm pretty much a fail at cooking and baking...I figure I can use these marshmallows as darts or something.

denise@victory rd.
denise@victory rd.

you are funnnnnnnyyyy! first, why are they marshmallows instead of marshmellos? this erks me. word on the marshmallow street is that homemade marshmallows are DELICIOUS. i have a friend who made them, which is as close as i'll ever get to homemade marshmallows. and yeah, she didn't share.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I laughed outloud at this. I have to check spelling every time, I type out "marshmallow".... I hear that Williams Sonoma Marshmallows are tasty during Christmas. I need to try those ASAP!

Tractor Mom
Tractor Mom

I have been wanting to try these myself! Maybe I can learn from your mistakes...Thanks!

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

YES, learn from my mishaps and mistakes...

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting
Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting

I've wanted to make my own, but I don't have one of those fancy-schmancy mixers others have to make them. What did you use?

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I used a Kitchenaid, and I admit it. We got a great deal on one at Kohl's a few years ago. We had some coupons, etc.

Erin Burns
Erin Burns

For Reals? you START being crafty and one of the first things you attempt is HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOWS? you rock. and you crack me up! I'm sure they were better than you are giving yourself credit for! In any case, I can't believe it. ;-)

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

For Realz.... Am I nuts? Just wait! I'm going to attempt sewing soon....well maybe, after pie crusts or something?

Marie
Marie

Your marshmallows look delicious! But, if they really do taste bad you can probably manage to roll them out and use them as fondant... (google it, you should find a recipe to make fondant from marshmallows somewhere). This weekend I made dreamy pink frosted cupcakes and yesterday plain ol' choc chip coookies. They were so good-- If there were any left, I would be eating them for breakfast. Speaking of which, I wanted to do big Val. day breakfast, but one of my daughters little friends had a birthday party at 10 am on Sunday morning. Who does that?

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I totally forgot about marshmallow fondant....dumb me!!

Amanda @ Confessions From HouseholdSix
Amanda @ Confessions From HouseholdSix

You're much more ambitious than I am. I've never tried marshmallows. I figure there's a reason I can buy them for $1 a bag at the grocery store. It's easier to buy them and make yummy things using them than to spend the time to make them myself.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Ambitious yes, dumb yes...My husband thought I was nuts making marshmallows.

T
T

I have yet to attempt making my own marshmallows... probably because they're so easily purchased? I LOVE that you posted about less than perfect results - that's keepin' it real (I like real...)

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I always try and keep it real. Like how I keep the marshmallows in that red bowl for a few days before I tossed them.

Steph
Steph

Okay... you are even more of my hero.

Joni
Joni

i made some marshmallow treats but the actual marshmallows were not homemade. and these certainly do look tasty. sorry if they weren't as good as they look.

Casey
Casey

Who makes her own marshmallows? Seriously? Weirdo.

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