Will you be my Valentine?
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!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.