Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A little Valentine's recap...

These little monsters got quite the fill of candy and love!
 McClain's is on the left and Carson's is on the right.

What's better than cursive and glitter?

At Cloe's class party,
we played Tower of Love.
The record was nine stacked conversation hearts!

The best helper in the world?
This sister right here can get him to open his mouth wider than anyone else!

For dinner:  Empanadas!
With a little inspiration from Epicurious, we created these fun heart empanadas!

Valentine Empanadas

1/2 pound chorizo
1 onion, diced
1 large baking potato, cubed very small
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies (or 1 can diced tomatoes for less spice)
1 tsp. cumin
3-4 small red and yellow peppers, diced
1 heaping tablespoon fresh parsley or cilantro
salt and pepper
2 boxes pie pastry (or you can make a simple pie crust recipe)

Brown chorizo and onion in a large pan.  Add cubed potato and juice from tomatoes.  Cook for 5 minutes or until potatoes are cooked.  Stir in tomatoes, peppers, parsley, and cumin.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Roll out pie pastry and cut heart shapes.  Fill with meat and vegetable mixture.  

Top with another heart and seal edges.  Brush tops with a little olive oil.  

Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown.  (Sorry, I forgot to watch the time--probably fifteen minutes or more?)

Serve with sour cream and salsa.


How did you celebrate Valentine's Day?


une autre mère said...

Cute boxes! What a fun idea! Hope you all had a super lovely V-day! :)

Jenn said...

These look delicious too!

Hilary said...

fun valentine boxes! and empanadas look yummylicious!

FilledToTheBrim - Kate said...

Looks like such a great day! And the food looks SO yummy :). We did class parties, and baked some goodies as well :).

Anonymous said...

Londa, thank you so much for posting the pic of your boys' boxes-- we have a homeschooling group party tomorrow and I had no idea what we were going to do but you inspired me. :) We now have one round, 3-eyed hairy alien and one square, 3-eyed hairy monster with scales and also a whole load of Easter grass all over the dining room. :)

Mandi said...

Londa, I am so challenged by you (in a good way). I have so many intentions on making holidays special and fun, and then the business of life creeps in and I let it all slide away.
I'm motivated to get back up and keep on trying! Thanks for sharing your life!