Tuesday, February 14, 2012

{Valentines + a treat}

A quick picture this morning before heading out the door. Valentine's Day 2012.The girls made their Valentine's last night while we listened to mine and Bret's wedding CD filled with Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet. Their voices make me swoon still.

This year the girls wanted to do something that involved them wearing my red lipstick. So this is what we came up with.A picture with a "kissy face" and red lipstick and some chocolate lips.

Easy peasy.Now on to one of my favorite non chocolate desserts.

I had to make do a cooking demonstration with my girls making these a few weeks ago and thought I just had to share this deliciousness.

Keep in mind I was making these for 65 people so I made mini versions.

Strawberry Napolean

½ package of puff pastry sheets (1 sheet)
1 package (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup milk
2 cups heavy cream whipped or 2 cups thawed frozen whipped topping
½ cup confectioner’s sugar
2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
chocolate sauce (optional)

THAW pastry sheet at room temperature (about 40 minutes) or until easy to handle. Heat oven to 400. Lightly grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper or Silpat.

UNFOLD pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Cut into 3 strips along the fold marks, cut four strips the other way, making rectangles. You can also keep the pastry strips in 3 long strips and bake. Place pastry on baking sheets. Bake for 15 min or until golden on top. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.PREPARE pudding mix. In bowl mix package of pudding mix and 1 cup cold milk. Mix well.Fold in whipped cream.Cover and refrigerate.SPLIT each pastry in two. Spoon pudding mixture onto one strip, top with sliced strawberries then place other strip on top.Dust with confectioner’s sugar and drizzle with chocolate on top.

Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.

Makes: 12 servings


Jessica Newman said...

Woo-hoo! I can pin it!

Heather J said...

Such cute valentines! And the dessert looks so good!

brittany said...

those valentine's are so cute! the napoleons look amazing. you are so very talented and have the cutest kids on the planet!

Sarah said...

A) such cute kids!
B) love the Valentine's outfits
C) ADORABLE valentines! The red lipstick is my favorite, I bet your girls loved it.
D) the napoleons look incredibly delicious. Christian would love them... I just might have to try them out.
E) happy valentine's day!!! :)

Cassie said...

Such a cute idea, the kids are adorable as usual!!!