Thursday, February 11, 2010

If at first you don't succeed...

Several years ago when my husband and I were dating, he had to go out of town for a couple weeks. It was the first time we'd been apart for more than a day, since we'd started dating. I missed him so much while he was gone. That's when I first new that I really loved him. It's funny how sometimes people have to leave before you realize how much you don't want them to leave again.

The day before he was coming home I decided I wanted to do something to surprise him. Something that would let him know just how much I had missed him. I got the idea to give him personalized fortune cookies. I knew a place in Salt Lake where you could order them. You give them the fortunes and they put them in the cookies. Unfortunately I didn't have time for that. It took at least a week for the order.

That's when I decided...I should make them myself. Sure I've never made fortune cookies before, but I had seen a demo on the Food Network and it didn't look like rocket science. So, I went to work. I searched online for a recipe and got to baking.

Well it wasn't exactly rocket science, but it was pretty darn close. After two failed batches, I finally got the technique down and managed to salvage 14 half way decent fortune cookies out of the third batch, each one of them stuffed with a different reason I'd missed my man. I wrapped them up all cute, and couldn't wait to surprised him with my ingenious creation. Long story short, he was surprised, probably not to the degree my effort truly warranted, but excited and surprised non the less.

I haven't thought about attempting fortune cookies again, until I came across this post on one of my favorite sites Our Best Bites. She makes this look so easy. It got me thinking...this would be a fun and unexpected surprise for Valentine's day. I must say, homemade fortune cookies taste 100% better than the store bought kind. They melt in your mouth. And who doesn't love a secret little message, written just for them, wrapped in a buttery cookie!

So...this just may be what I'll be working on all day tomorrow. Hopefully it will turn out much better than last time. I'll keep you posted. Wish me luck!

UPDATE: I unfortunately didn't get a chance to make these. I spent Friday cuddling a sick baby girl who wouldn't let me put her down for more than 5 minutes. My poor husband had the most unfortunate Valentines day, nursing the two women in his life back to health. We'll have to have a make-up Valentines day...maybe next weekend.


Frieda Loves Bread said...

What a labor of love! My hubby has always joked around about making 'mis' fortune have given me the vehicle to do it~

JR and Brynn said...

I LOVE "Our Best Bites"! Awesome website. I use thier stuff a lot for gifts. Keep up the great posts. I just love checking your website.

pam said...

GREAT idea! Shawn proposed to me with a HUGE fortune cookie he had ordered from Texas. I've wanted to make some for him ever since. I might have to do that tomorrow while he's gone for a couple hours. YAY!

PS. My "word verification" below is ... METHMEN ... and I think that's hilarious!!!!

jessica said...

I've always wanted to make fortune cookies. I think I'll try this recipe! What a fun idea to surprise your husband!

Sushi-Mama said...

Yum, yum! Love it!!!

Julie Kaye said...

Humm......sounds a lot like our VT day/weekend. Hope you are feeling better!

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