Saturday, 14 January 2012

Valentines Day

This year I am going to make Homemade Valentines Gifts instead of the usual over-priced items and cards that the shops ram in your face as soon as the Christmas items are all sold out.

I thought I would begin Chris's Valentine Morning with a mug of tea. All you need is some drawstring tea bags (which I have some of anyway) and some red paper cut into heart shapes, you can write a little love message if you want to.

I LOVE the idea of sending him his Lunch in a bag as gorgeous as this looks but I imagine he might get some stick from the other men in his office if I did!

I will probably make him some Heart shaped sandwiches using a cookie cutter and I am definately going to wrap a bar of chocolate to look as cute as these, I plan on writing a love note on the reverse of the paper as a little surprise.

Upon his return from work he can be greeted by some tasty homemade fudge Hearts which look lovely but are actually quite simple to make using
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut in small pieces
  • Pink food coloring,

Place milk in a saucepan. Stir in sugar; add butter. Over medium heat, stir constantly, until sugar dissolves and butter melts. Increase heat to medium high, bring to a boil, and cover with lid. After it has boiled for a while remove pan from heat, add food colouring. Let the fudge sit at room temperature without stirring, until the mixture is lukewarm. Stir the fudge with a wooden spoon until it changes from glossy to opaque and is thick and creamy, 2 to 5 minutes. Quickly pour into prepared pan. Use piece of plastic wrap to smooth fudge into the pan, creating an even surface. Let cool completely, 2 to 3 hours, and cut with a heart cookie cutter

To relax from a hard days work, I will give him this sweet message in a bottle. In the bottle you place a handwritten love letter, some heart confetti and some bath pearls.

Finally following a Homecooked meal he can climb into bed to read his book and find his page is marked with this lovely handmade Bookmark.

I can't wait to show him throughout the day how much I love him x x


  1. What lovely ideas you have there, lucky guy!

  2. It all looks so lovey and how romantic of you! I heard fudge was hard to make, is that not the case? Only i might give that a bash:-)

    1. All the recipes always say you MUST use a thermometer but I never have and they have always turned out edible1

  3. That is so awesome, Vicky!! You're going to spoil him :)


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