Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Actually, it's not the best Valentine's Day for me. Hubby's still out of town, and won't be home until tomorrow night. Valentine's Day is special for us because it's the anniversary of our first date! Pretty romantic, huh? When he picked me up for the date, he brought me a dozen red roses. I was very happy, but felt sorry for him at the same time. I thought, "Poor guy. He wasted all his money on me when he realizes he doesn't want to go out with me again." Well that didn't happen. Four kids later...




My oldest two have ski club tonight so it's just my 4 and 7-year old and me. We made these pretty cupcakes. Mmmm. They're chocolate cupcakes with homemade chocolate cream cheese frosting and sprinkles on top. The frosting is very simple. Here's the recipe:

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

6 ounces cream cheese
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash salt
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted



Mix the cream cheese, milk, and chocolate on medium speed until smooth. Beat in vanilla, salt, and sugar until blended. That's all!

23 comments:

Mary said...

I hate when my husband is away too :(
Those cupcakes sure do look yummy!
Thanks for sharing the frosting recipe :)

Jen said...

Happy "Anniversary"!

The cupcakes look tasty! Happy Valentine's Day!

GrandmaK said...

Oh my goodness...what fun you must have had...They look so tasty...Happy Valentin's Day to you!! Cathy

KIDZMAMA said...

Those cupcakes look super yummy. Sometimes it's nice just to have two home. It's so much quieter. Enjoy them!

Dawn said...

I needed a frosting recipe and this one sounds delicious so thanks! Sorry you are missing your husband, today.

Marie said...

Ok, now I'm craving cupcakes. Send one my way???

Lester R.N. said...

Happy Valentines day! Enjoy your time with your husband when he gets home!

Don Mills Diva said...

Aww - happy valentine's day Maria and happy anniversary!

Magirk said...

Ooooh! Your house is where I wish I were today!!

That looks just divinely yummy!

Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

Amy said...

mmmmm sounds delicious!...and they look good too...you'll have to save your hubby a cupcake!

Shellie said...

Hope the reunion's sweet when he comes home. Today was my daughter's first date with potential boy, so if they work out, that will be sweet. They won't work out for several more years though, they are just kids!

LaskiGal said...

Love that pic! I want a cupcake so, so badly!!!

Happy First Date Anniversary!

Magirk said...

(BTW, I have a little award for you over at my blog.)

Steph said...

Happy "Day After" Valentines day to you! Hopefully you will get to do something fun!
Yummy cupcakes!

The Journey Begins Here said...

Thanks for stopping by and for the nice compliment. The cupcakes look so good I want to lick my screen, LOL! Theresa. PS, how long did you date before you knew he was the one? Happy anniversary.

Kitty said...

Mmmmmm lovely cakes! Now I'm hungry. x

Kellan said...

Oh, that is a sweet VAlentine story about you and your husband - 4 kids later!

That chocolate frosting sounds delicious - those cupcakes look yummy!

Have a good weekend - kellan

kimmy said...

Thanks for the recipe! Those look yummy!

Have a great weekend!

Kimmy

Jen said...

Those cupcakes look so good. Yummy! Hope you had a great V-day!

Becky said...

MMmmmm...those look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

OHmommy said...

You know... I have never tried to make my own frosting. I am SURE the kiddos would love it. THANKS!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi, Maria!

She looks like such a good baker and decorator! Thanks for the frosting recipe, it sounds good!

Sorry your hubby couldn't be home on your "anniversary" to celebrate with you, but it sounds like you were in good hands! Cute story about your first date! He must have thought you were a keeper! :)

BTW, so glad all your ads came back, I'm relieved!

Lizzy

Leah said...

those cupcakes look YUMMY!!! Looks like a fun way to spend time with your younger kids!