Happy Valentine's Day to you,
I hope someone has already packed up some pink sugar cookies,
sealed them with a kiss,
and delivered them to your door. No?!
Then I hope the postman delivers the ones
I sent to Hannah's door in Virginia
before Valentine's Day is just a memory.
I've already received a Valentine
from my sweetheart today. . .
He always draws a special card for me (in his signature sketchy style)
and I adore them.
and I adore them.
If you haven't showered, or been showered with, valentines today, take heart --
there's still time for Cupid to take aim!
Here's a valentine idea from my beloved 1960's
Betty Crocker's Boys and Girls Cookbook --
A heart shaped cake!
This illustration for "mother" is just a suggestion, of course,
and in no way constitutes a hint to my children . . .
While I don't believe I ever actually baked the heart shaped cake, I do know I dreamed of it many times as a young girl, poring over this favorite cookbook on Saturday afternoons wondering what I could make or do.
And if someone's willing to bake it (even though I'm too busy painting frames) we could make it a real party, adding the suggested Silhouette Sandwiches, Celery Curls, and Cocoa Continental with Pink Whipped Cream!
We can set a lovely spring-pink table, and have the kind of Valentine's tea party Cupid himself would attend if he wasn't so busy flying around wreaking havoc on people's hearts.
What do you think?
I'll be in the kitchen working. Just knock on the door and I'll gladly let you in and take a break so we can have a few festivities together. (Or if you don't want to interrupt my work, you can just leave a few goodies on my doorstep and I'll gratefully break my diet so I can sample your sweets . . .)
You can run away if you want to --
that's the way we used to do it
when we were kids, after all,
but don't think you're getting away with anything.
(best wishes to one and all for a love-ly Valentine's Day!)