Valentines Day brings back memories when I would labor over picking out just the right valentine for my classmates! I tried not to pick a mushy one for the boys; I didn’t want them to think I had a crush on them! We would decorate shoe boxes, cut an opening at the top so they were like mail boxes, then have a party on the day! I went through this with my children and granddaughter, getting a list with all of their classmates names, then supervising them writing out theirs!
I feel very fortunate to still have my sweetheart. This Valentine’s Day, choose a friend or perhaps someone in a nursing home who needs to be remembered on this special day. A simple card could brighten their day!
Today’s recipe was shared with me by my friend Millet Gomez. She likes to serve it at Christmas because it’s red and white but I think it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. Plan ahead, it needs time to set up, I would make it the day before you serve it.
2 packets Knox unflavored gelatin, dissolve in 2 cups boiling water, stir until dissolved, cool to room temperature. While this is chilling:
Mix together: 1 pint ( 2 cups) sour cream, 1 cup powdered coffeemate, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp vanilla. Add this to the cooled dissolved gelatin mixture, mix well, then pour into a mold or glass bowl and chill until set. Before serving, unmold and top with strawberries or raspberries (the sweetened ones). When I made it I used individual glass dishes and topped it with the fruit.
Happy Valentines Day; have a great week!