Valentine's Day on a Shoestring Budget

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January 26, 2017

A heart shaped butterscotch pudding dessert, on a plate.Due to unforeseen circumstances, my budget for this year's Valentine's Day will be very small. I will not be able to afford expensive food or a lavish dessert, but that does not mean that I want to skimp on the celebrations.


I decided to make a dessert with butterscotch instant pudding, but to add a touch to make it more special. Obviously I wanted to practice first, not leaving it for Valentine's Day, to see if it would look good enough to do the trick.

I used six small heart-shaped silicone molds, which I first sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. I added a crust (made from crushed vanilla wafers and a little bit of melted butter) to the bottom of each mold. Then I filled each mold to the brim with instant pudding and dusted the top with grated chocolate. Into the freezer so that the molds would set.

To serve, I dusted the plate with cocoa powder and icing sugar, turned the heart out on the plate and added a cherry on top. Serve immediately and voila!

Perfect! I think this should do the trick, don't you think?

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Great idea. Any holiday is not a success because of the amount of money spent. The effort and love that went into the celebration is what will be remembered.


Many couples' fondest memories are from times when they had little money

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