How To Make it Up to your Wife After Your Bad Behavior Watching the Super Bowl

I’m starting to wonder if it’s simply a coincidence that Valentine’s Day is in the same month but is always after Super Bowl Sunday. Hmmmm… seems like I might be on to something here. You see, with the many less-than-great reactions and behaviors throughout the various defeats and victories I have seen from my husband and other men throughout my life the last few years, I see that there may be a logical reason that this romantic day of love to woo your sweetheart falls shortly after this event that most men revere and deem holy.

I have seen it all. In my early years of marriage I saw ten grown men hooting and jumping around in a circle, bumping chests, looking like ecstatic little boys when {if my memory serves me correctly} a player from the New York Giants caught an insanely hard catch to win them the game. I can’t say I quite understood them then, but I found it adorably endearing to see them so full of joy. Life is too serious and that kind of joy was pure and sweet.

Unfortunately, you might really find yourself in the dog house when if you close your eyes you can still see your wife’s daggered glares and hear her complaints of her forearms still being sore from having to spend half the game closing the ears of her children because of the unspeakable language coming out of your mouth as you were upset by bad choice after bad choice the coach was making. If this sounds like you, you’ve got some making to do, my friend!

Ready, Set...Make!

I say “making” rather than “making up” because making things on your own is the surest and quickest way to win back her heart and get in her good graces again. Put on your favorite apron {or hers} and head to the kitchen.

Here are a few of my favorite super easy desserts you could make this Valentine’s Day that your sweetheart would love:

  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries: These are a much beloved classic for a reason. Just wash and make sure to dry your strawberries so the melted chocolate will stick to them better when you dip them. You can add sprinkles or little drizzles of contrasting white chocolate to really make it look fancy.

  • Oreo Truffles. I’m going to share a recipe with you at the bottom that is so CRAZY easy and packs a lot of chocolate punch. If there’s one thing you know about women, it’s that they love chocolate. I’ve got you covered. You literally just smoosh a whole package of Oreos, mix with a softened packaged of cream cheese, mix that together and roll into balls. Then you refrigerate them for a bit before you dip them in melted chocolate and voila! Best little homemade chocolate treat ever!
  • Another super easy treat to make that anyone can easily make is Rice Krispie treats. You can make a pan of these and drizzle on some pink melted white chocolate (add a couple drops of red food dye to the melted white chocolate) and add some Valentine’s candies like M&M’s, candy hearts or red hots. She will love the effort and presentation.
Make her a handmade card. It doesn’t matter if it is made with construction paper that has a heart with stick figures, make that woman a handmade card. It will be something she treasures forever!

I’m simply positive that all the men reading this are absolutely upstanding men with all of their emotions in check at all times and have never cussed at the players on the television, or hooted and jumped around childishly after a victory. I’m just one woman, but I think I can safely speak for the vast majority of us--we love our men, even when they occasionally act adorably childish or say mean words to people they never have and never will meet in person. But I do think you could consider trying one or more of these ideas and she will be one happy and lucky lady!

Easy OREO Truffles

These truffles are very easy and delicious. You can't go wrong with OREO, cream cheese and chocolate! Author: By Baker's Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins

Yield: 3 -1/2 dozen
1 (16-ounce) package oreo chocolate sandwich cookies, divided
1 (8-ounce) package philadelphia cream cheese, softened
2 (8-ounce) packages , baker's semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted

Step 1 Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter. Advertisement

Step 2 Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.

Step 3 Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.


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    Mary Richardson
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