I used to hate Valentine’s day. Hated it. Thought it was the stupidist holiday ever. (I’m pretty sure the main reason for that was because I was single…)
I’m still not terribly fond of the holiday, but I have learned to let go of the hatred. I’m guessing that having someone to buy me a card and maybe even flowers helps with that… :)
This year I got a smidge more into Valentine’s Day than usual, and baked some heart cookies. Really, I just saw it as a perfect excuse to bake some sugar cookies and decorate them with royal icing again. (I tried this for the first time over the holidays) And then when they were done I thought they were so pretty that it was the perfect excuse to bust out the camera and give that new lens of mine some more use.
These cookies are, quite frankly, a royal pain to make. They take forever, and they make a mess (well, people that can actually cook and have normal sized kitchens probably don’t make nearly as much of a mess as me – I am by no means a chef, and my teeny tiny kitchen has zero counterspace). But, for some reason, I really enjoy making them (ok, eating them). Decorating is the best part - I still need some practice, but I’m getting better. :)
I made these so the husband and I could have a nice treat on Valentine’s Day, but I’m not so sure there will be very many left by Monday…