Hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day. Ethan and I forgot til the last minute to get cards for him to take to school. So...I made him some. Here is what he's taking for his classmates.
Here is a dessert that our family loves! It is elegant looking, and tastes fabulous. Our youth group hosted a formal Valentine's Dinner at City Hall on Sunday, and this was the dessert that was served. It was the hit of the evening. Best part of all is that it is made with ingredients that you most likely have in the house. And it is EASY to make. What a great way to make your family feel special, and make guests feel like you fussed for them!
Cream Puff Dessert
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cup milk
1 small package vanilla pudding
Boil the water together with the butter til the butter is melted. Add the flour all at once and stir til a sticky ball forms (wooden spoons work best). Add eggs, one at a time, beating (with the wooden spoon), until well blended before adding the next egg. Spread in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 400 for about 30 minutes. It may be puffy, but will be golden brown. Cool completely.
Mix milk with vanilla pudding, and stir well. Pour over cooled crust. Chill til the pudding is set. Top with cool whip. Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Beautiful and delicious...sure to impress!
And finally, here is what I created for Ron as a Valentine's Gift...we'll frame it for his office.