Friday, February 11, 2011

Homemade Valentines

Elli is in full getting-ready-for Valentine's Day mode. She has made cards for her teachers and for all the kids in her class. And this weekend we are going to make homemade truffles to give to her teachers as gifts.

She's a "do your best" kind of gal. It makes me crazy. Where I see mistakes and messiness, she sees beauty. She's way more accepting of life's little imperfections. And obviously not a perfectionist. (I'm the opposite.) I love the way her cards came out anyway. They look like her.

I can hardly wait to see what our chocolate truffles look like!

A card for one of her teachers.
Cards for the kids in her class.

A mobile for another teacher.

I remember making cards when I was little. I loved playing with the doilies and all the shades of red, white and pink.

And now we're about to make homemade CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES. Yuuuuuuum. Can't wait.

Here are two truffle recipes in case you want to try to make some this weekend too. I haven't tried these myself so we can all experiment together. They look really easy and chocalicious. I mean really, how can you go wrong when the main ingredients are chocolate and heavy cream? (I think I just gained a pound typing heavy cream. Good thing these are gifts.)

1) Valentine's Day Truffles by Jenna Weber. Super easy. Perfect recipe for kids.

2) Chocolate Truffles by Jacques Torres. The chocolate god. Not hard. But not super easy according to one commenter.

So there you go. Homemade cards and candy made from little hands with a big heart. My favorite kind of gift.

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