In spite of our lack of moolah, I wanted to do something for the husband to be (he LOVES surprises) to show him how much I love him and how much he means to me and the kiddies.
Here's what I gave him this year:
'I love this guy' mirror:
1. Fold a piece of pink scrapbooking paper in quarters, so the coloured paper is on the inside and outside of the card.
2. Unfold the card, put glue on the inside (the white side) and fold in half.
3. Cut a circle out of white paper and use glue to stick on the front of the card for an eye.
4. Cut a heart shape out of darker pink paper and use glue to stick on the front of a card.
5. Once glue has dried, use a thin, black, permanent marker to pop in your lovers name and draw in the detail as shown on the card above.
His favourite meal:
As I mentioned previously, the husband to be has been on a Nightshade free diet for the past month to try to assist with the pain caused by his arthritis. Today marks one month from the day he commenced the diet so he is going to try some food containing Nightshades to see what effect it has on his and his pain. Anyway, he has been complaining about craving lasagne and if that's what the man wants, that's what the man gets! Unfortunately I haven't cooked it yet so I don't have a photo. Stay tuned!
Movie night under the stars:
This was going to be my BIG surprise, but ALAS, plans got in the way and I can't do it. However, I'd totally recommend you doing it for you and your loved one, it would be amazing.
Basically I was going to put up a white sheet on our backyard deck and use it as a screen to project movies on to. I also planned to cover the deck in candles and put our incredibly comfy blow up mattress out there with big fluffy pillows so we could snuggle while watching the movies.... oh well, next time. To make up for this I caved and bought him an Adventure Time DVD (to be honest, I don't see the fascination with this show - but whatevs!)
- 300g plain flour, sifted
- 100g icing sugar, sifted
- 200g cold butter, diced
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 pinch salt
- icing, if desired (I don't use it)
- Place all ingredients in a bowl. Knead gently into a smooth dough.
- Divide dough into three balls, cover in cling wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
- Preheat oven to 180c. Cover a two baking trays in baking paper.
- Lightly flour a surface or use a thermomat. Roll one ball out until about 5mm thick and cut cookies using cookie cutters or a knife. Place on tray and pop back in the fridge. Roll remaining dough into a ball, cover in cling wrap and return to fridge.
- Repeat with remaining two balls. Combineremaining dough balls to create more cookies.
- Place trays of cookies in the fridge and cook for 12-15 mins, until very lightly browned on the edges.
- Remove from oven, allow to sit for 2 mins (to harden up a little), then transfer to a cooling rack until completely cool.
- Apply icing if desired, otherwise serve.