Valentines Angel Food Cake Recipe
1 angel food cake, not the giant size
Pinch of salt
2-1/2 c. boiling water
1/2 pt. whipping cream (Cool Whip is easier)
2 (10 oz.) pkg. of strawberries frozen (not those bags of whole these are rather square
containers like an OJ container)
2 (3 oz.) pkg. strawberry Jell-O
Dissolve Jell-O in that hot water and add salt and packages of strawberries. (The frozen
strawberries will add juice) stir until the strawberries are thawed. Chill until partially
set. Fold in the whipped cream to this mix. Rub off the brown from the cake, you want
white only. Tear into 1 inch squares, don't cut just rip it up. If you have a Jello mold
you can use it now, or any glass bowl is nice. Layer cake then strawberry mixture, lots of
layers. Chill overnight. Top with whip cream and fresh strawberries.
Valentine Cake with Strawberry
1 pkg. white cake mix (2 layer)
3 tbsp. flour
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. cooking oil (Wesson)
1 box strawberry Jell-O
1/2 pkg. (10 oz.) thawed strawberries
Mix well, pour into large sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
Mix and spread on cooled cake. This is a very moist and delicious cake.
Valentine Microwave Fudge
2-1/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. evaporated milk
1/4 c. margarine
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. marshmallow cream (or 16 lg. marshmallows)
6 oz. pkg. of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
Chopped nuts (optional)
Mix together sugar, evaporated milk, margarine and salt. Then bring to a boil over medium
heat, stirring constantly. Remove mixture from heat and add remaining ingredients. Pour
into buttered pan and chill.
- Cupid means desire in Latin.
- During the Middle Ages, Europeans believed that birds chose their mates each year on February 14.
- If you rearrange the letters of the word rose, you get Eros, the god of love.
- Teachers receive the most Valentine's Day cards.
- Did you know that in the Middle Ages lovers would sing or recite their valentines? Written valentines did not appear until after the 1400's.
The contemporary celebration takes its name from a priest by the name of Valentine. He conducted secret marriage ceremonies to join illicit lovers. He was arrested and put to death on February 14, 269 or 270 C.E. While imprisoned, the priest restored the sight of the prison guard's daughter, and left a parting note for her signed "from your Valentine" prior to his execution, hence the term for the messages of love given on this day.
The practices commonly associated with Valentine's Day can also be ascribed to the medieval belief popular in Great Britain and France that birds pick their partners on February 14th. Formal Valentines began to be circulated in approximately the 14th or 15th centuries in those countries, and the first commercially printed cards most likely appeared in the 18th century. Those Valentines were delicate crafts made out of paper, decorated with ribbons and lace, depicting birds and other natural symbols.
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