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A Couple Quick & Cute Valentine Gifts
Pink Saturday is all about Valentines's this week and with money tight this year, I still wanted to do something special for my husband. I must admit I was a bit lost.... Luckily, a good friend came to my rescue. She taught a little class this week on "Dating Your Husband". Something I really need help with. It was great!! She was so candid and gave us "real" ideas!! I loved it!
So I asked her if I could share the couple things that she had us make to take home and a few other ideas she had "for that someone special". These ideas are good for any day not just Valentine's Day.
You make my heart POP!
Little jars filled with candy and decorated cute!!
"I am FORTUNATE to have YOU!"
Take one Tablet Daily as needed"
I filled this one with Hershey's Kisses.
A few more cute ideas:
*Give your husband a bag of Hugs and Kisses, secretly place them where he will find them. Attach a note saying: "There are more hugs and kisses waiting for you when you get home tonight."
*Leave him a note on the bathroom mirror that says whatever you want!!
*Give him a magnifying glass..."The closer I look the more there is to love."
These are just a few of her amazing ideas. When she asked her husband if he thought these things were dorky, he said no, it reminds me how much you care!! How sweet is that!!
Now the goal is to date our husbands not just on Valentine's day but year round.
Do you ever picture yourself eating a slice of Italian bread you know the type with the crunchy outside and soft and delicate inside. Well this is the recipe for you and I have found the secret to getting the perfect crust!! Crusty Italian Bread makes 2 loaves 1 1/3 cups warm water 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast 1 Tablespoon brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 4 cups flour Place warm water, yeast and brown sugar in mixing bowl. Stir and let stand for a few minutes until it start to bubble and foam a bit. Add olive oil and salt. Mix and add the flour gradually. You want to add enough that the dough comes away from the sides of the bowl. You want to mix it with the dough hook for a few minutes. Cover and let the dough rise until doubled about 30 minutes. Punch down dough and divide in two and form into two loaves (I doubled the recipe this time.) Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat
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Everytime I go to Costco I have been picking up a rotisserie chicken. I shred all the chicken off the bones and it makes for great easy quick meals. This were the perfect use of it. They were quick, easy and very delicious!! Chicken Cordon Bleu Bundles Inspired by Dessert Now Dinner Later 2 cans of crescent rolls 1 package of thin sliced ham (lunch meat) slices of swiss cheese 2- 2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Open the cans of crescent rolls. Separate and unroll the triangles. You can either work on them all at once or in groups. I made them in groups of 4. Lightly grease your cookie sheet. . Layer one or two slices of ham, 1 slice of cheese. Then add a small amount of shredded chicken on top. Fold the edges of the ham around the cheese and chicken. Starting at the fat end of the triangle, roll the crescent dough around all the fillings as tight as you can and continue rolling to the point of the triangle.