"I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon".
~ Author Unknown
We have always celebrated Valentine's Day as a family occasion - just the three of us. We would normally go out to dinner and then come home for homemade desserts or go out for ice cream.
Since Valentine's Day was on a Sunday, we had dinner at home and RM did the "cooking" - warming up a roasted chicken purchased from Costco the night before, frozen tortellini with Alfredo sauce, and Pillsbury Buttermilk biscuits.
It wasn't a homemade dinner, but it was still delicious!
And since RM was in charge of dinner, I made desserts - Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I'm always a wee bit nervous when I make something new, not sure how Moe or RM would react, when I venture out of their normal eating habits.
When I made the finishing touches on the cupcakes, I had RM take the first bite.
He took a bite, closed his eyes, chewed very slowly, made some strange guttural noise with his throat, and then when he finally opened his eyes, said,
"That was one heavenly cupcake."
The next person to please would be tough:
- He's been known to scraping off cheese & all toppings from pizzas,
- He's renowned for putting ketchup on almost anything,
- Makes gagging noises when he has to eat salad,
- And went through a period of taking out the chocolate chips from chocolate chip cookies.
Surprisingly, he said, "Mom, not bad. I like it a lot."
And then I noticed that he ate his cupcake from the bottom and threw away the top ...with the frosting still intact. The kid definitely has some strange eating habits.
***I used Paula Deen's recipe for the cupcakes which you can find here.
For the frosting, I used a small zip lock bag and filled it with frosting. Snip a corner and pipe away. If you want small swirls, snip a small hole and for bigger swirls snip a bigger hole. ***