Sunday, February 14, 2010

Channeling My Inner Betty Crocker

I am not a good cook. I don't like to cook and don't like to clean it up so I always go for what is easiest for the family. I would be fine with Stouffer's meals each night, but Mr. Vincent won't go for that. So for me to kick my culinary skills up a notch for Valentine's Day was a BIG deal!

You see, Colby wanted to take something "cool" for his class Valentine's Party. He told this request to Nana who graciously bought stuff at Hobby Lobby for ME and Colby to make chocolate lollipops for all 67 kids in his class (really there is only 26 but that is a LOT of kindergarten kids!) I really thought since she bought the stuff she would make it, but I was wrong. I think it was her evil plan all along!

The lollipops were not hard to make, however they were very time consuming. It took 2 and a half ours to make enough for his class. In the future I will know to get more than one mold (is Nana torturing me?)

Melting chocolate and lollipop sticks were needed. I also bought some white chocolate almond bark to make white chocolate lollipops too. The Wilton melting chocolate seen here worked best though.

You pour the melted chocolate in the mold. It then goes in the fridge for 15-20 minutes before you can remove them from the mold.

Colby wanted to do sports balls instead of hearts. They turned out really well!

Then I wrapped them in treat bags and twisted ties around them until my fingers were raw.

I did all of this because my little boy owns my heart!

On Saturday I had another culinary adventure. I took a roll of chocolate chip cookie dough and formed it into the shape of a heart. After it had baked I wrote "Be Mine" in the center and put the boys names at the top of the heart and Dad in the bottom. They loved it and ate it up, but sadly it was too ugly to post a picture!!!

A Betty Crocker I am not, but I did make an effort this weekend! Now I think I'm good for a while!


Jeremy, Shauna, & Kennedy said...

How sweet!! I love the Valentine lollipops and think we may have to try them in the future. Thanks for the tips. Glad you guys have had a great Valentine's. Love your new pic!

Heather said...

I love the chocolate lollipop idea! White chocolate is my I might have to try some of those too!!

Nan said...

How sweet of you to make those treats for Colby...and for your mom to get the stuff so YOU could make them ;) I made some similar candies (not suckers) for a baby shower using baby themed molds and colors that matched the decor. They were pretty easy, but very time consuming if you don't have multiple molds! Good Job, Betty!

Brandie said...

Too cute!! =)

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