Valentines Day #recipe

Just a very quick blog here to show you what we have been up to this week in prep for Valentines Day. There are very much two camps when it comes to this day, the ones who go mad on all the romance, fully commit to cupids calling and then there are miserable people....Ha ha just kidding, but the people who think its all a money making scheme. 

From a girls point of view, I have a foot in each camp...with my weight leaning into the cheesetastic Valentine's Day. When you have been married for a while you need every excuse you can get for a bit romance though but I realise that flowers etc are double price on this day; however we are girlsss, leave us out at you're own peril!

 I think there is a compromise to be had here though, us girls just want to know that you adore us....any day of the year but a card with a few nice words, a bunch of tulips and a bar of chocolate will set you back about £5 but have a lot of brownie points. For extra happiness, listen to us. If she has been moaning about her nails book a manicure, or hinting at some jewellery get it or mentioning an addiction to Jo Malone candles buy one, chances are it will cost less than a bumped up bunch of roses and really be a loving Valentines Day. 

Well I've said my piece and hopefully saved a few fellas bacon.

Anyway without much ado the boys have been doing some lovely crafts at school so I decided to do some baking with them, it coincided nicely with a play date with some new school friends and 2 of the cutest girls I've met. So I made a batch of my short bread which is supper easy an ideal gift for kids or adults.

55g of Caster Sugar
125g Butter
180g Plain Flour

If you wish add a bit of orange zest, or a splash of wiskey or a pinch of cinnamon if you like. 

Preheat Oven 180C

1. Beat Sugar and Butter until creamy
2. Stir in Flour well.
3. Form a ball of dough with your hands.
4. Roll out 1cm thick and cut out any shapes you like, as you can see we did hearts and buttons.
*Which I made with a circle cutter then placed a ring with the smaller ring cutter inside and put two holes with a cocktails stick in.
5. Place on a grease proof try and bake for about 15-20mins or until edges start to go golden.
6. Transfer to a wire rack and when cool EAT or decorate as you like. 

The kids decorated/ate their hearts immediately and I cant believe I forgot a pic of a finished one but they looked nice without anyway.

So CUTE! Ozzie eatin more than decorating. 

I put a few buttons in a box with a note "Cute as a Button" which they are, in for my boys to have on Saturday. 

Whatever you do, spread the love...its free. 

Ashlie xox

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