Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day E-Cards, How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

If you are reading this article on Valentine's Day, it means that you are down to the wire for things to do for Valentine's Day.  Here are some simple and quick last minute ideas for Valentine's Day 2014 that are either free or very inexpensive.


Free Valentine's Day E-Cards


For a very, very last-minute gift idea, Hallmark's website, Hallmark.com, and other free e-card companies such as Blue Mountain at bluemountain.com and SomeEcards at www.someecards.com offer free Valentine's Day e-cards along with others to buy at a nominal price.  



How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries In Under 15 Minutes


To make a quick batch of chocolate-covered strawberries, simply purchase a package of strawberries and a bottle of chocolate topping for ice cream that hardens into a shell.

 
Rinse all of the strawberries and pick out any strawberries that are under-ripe or have bruises.  Place the strawberries in a bowl and put in the freezer for 10 minutes.


After 10 minutes, take the strawberries out of the freezer and arrange on a plate.  Shake the bottle of unrefrigerated topping well, then apply to each strawberry until covered.  Place the plate of chocolate covered strawberries in the refrigerator until ready to serve.



Full Moon on Valentine's Day

There will be a Full Moon on Valentine's Day 2014 that begins with a moonrise around 6:10 p.m. your local time, with a few minutes deviation depending on your exact location.