Hubby is anti-Valentines so I didn't have any big plans for V-day. This is exactly his opinion of it.
Lucky for me, I have 2 little girls so no matter how he feels, I still get to make a semi-big deal about it. First, I decided I wanted to do a mini photo shoot with the girls. Thanks a lot Pinterest. I buy a couple of Valentine banners, blow up some balloons and make some tissue puffs. Luckily it was a gorgeously sunny-but-freezing-cold-super-windy day. I bundled up my girls and thankfully, they were happy and cooperative. Here are a few favourite shots.
Then I decide I wanted to make a sweet treat for the girls and to give away with Valentines. When my long-time friend Nancy from gottagetbaked posted this recipe, the cream cheese caught my attention. I thought V-day would be great to time to try because who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies? The only thing I modified is I added the Valentine m&ms. These damn m&ms! While Little Miss C was at preschool, I dragged Little Miss L to Walmart, Target, Superstore and Save On with no luck finding them. Yes, pink and red Smarties were available but I'm an m&m girl. Thankfully, CJB was heading to America and imported the goods for me. Yup, that's right folks. Had to leave the country for ingredients just to make these perfect little cookies. I don't think you can taste the cream cheese, but it gave it a different texture. The cookies were cakey, soft and chewy. I don't like crisp, hard chocolate chip cookies so I loved the texture of these. But I did feel that it needed more salt (it calls for a pinch) so next time I make them I will modify it to 1 teaspoon of salt.
Hope you had a great Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day or regular Feb. 14th day!