Sunday, February 19, 2012

Please Don't Snicker...

Happy belated Valentine's Day!

Although my mom claims there's not one crafty bone in her body, she surprised me with this cute candy heart on Feb. 14. Not only am I impressed with her cutting skills (look at that perfect heart!), look how she pleated that white crepe paper. We're definitely not dealing with a beginner crafter here.

Truth be told, my mom's been making these candy hearts for my sisters and I since we were in grade school. The only thing that's changed is the selection of candy. Now I'm spoiled with Peanut Butter Snickers, Dark Chocolate Mounds and a caramel-flavored Milky Way. So far I've tried the Mounds and Milky Way. Both were delicious, right out of the freezer (the only way to eat candy bars, IMHO). I'll get back to you on the Peanut Butter Snickers. I'm a little hesitant to try it. I mean, why mess with perfection?

Cute side-story about the Hershey's Kisses...I guess while my mom was assembling my gift, Lexus just couldn't handle the temptation any longer. While grandma wasn't looking (first mistake), Lexus ripped a Kiss right off the heart! Before my mom could chase after Devil Dog, she ran up to her room and consumed the sinful chocolate, foil wrapper and all. Once grandma caught up to her, she attempted to grab a piece of foil (second mistake), but Lexus wasn't about to part with it. Teeth and nostrils flared, my mom narrowly escaped losing a finger. And wouldn't you know it, Lexus suffered no side effects from the chocolate or foil. She really is a little devil.

Moral of the story: I'll have to be extra careful when I pull that Peanut Butter Snickers out of the freezer!