Valentine's Day has always been my favorite holiday.
Valentine's Day is more than just gifts. Valentine's Day reminds me of pieces of childhood: excitement, handmade gifts, candy hearts in a small box, and fingers and chins sticky with chocolate. Of course, I adore flowers, sentimental/cute cards, chocolates...
I'm aware of the 'dark beginnings' of the holiday, but that can be discussed at another time.
February 14th will be here before you know t!
I may not be Cupid ...but I do write romance 💕💖💘
#1 Visit a Book Store or Brouse for E-Books online
The perfect date for bookworms. Spend the day exploring new reads together, grabbing coffee, and talking about the books you bought. (romance picks should be at the top of your list today!)
# 2 Make a Bucket List of Things you and your Significant Other would Like to do Together.
There are 365 days in a year. Local sites and historical areas are nearby and usually easier on your budget.
Here in the Burbs, my travels have included more than the usual (well-known) SoCal choices:
The Ocean to Ocean Highway (Holt Boulevard)
Graber Olive House
Route 66 (Starts in downtown Chicago and ends at the Santa Monica pier in California).
Stomping grounds of Frank Zappa and the location of Dr. Sandra Lee's (TLC network) medical office.
(copywritten by Connie Vines)
#3 Make Fondue
My personal choice for this year.
Why? It's perfect for two or for a Valentine's Day gathering.
Everyone gets to choose their own "dippable"—strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, or mini pretzels and it's easy to make. Only three ingredients are chocolate, cream, and a pinch of salt.
Flavors may be added to the chocolate: peppermint extract, cinnamon, and chile for a Mexican spin, or Amaretto or Bailey's Irish cream for a grown-up version.
And if it's just the two of you, chocolate fondue is a great way to end a romantic meal at home. The dip-ables can be prepped in advance, and the chocolate sauce comes together in just a few minutes.
For the dipping fondue chocolate:
1 cup (8 ounces) heavy cream
12 ounces milk or dark chocolate (chips or roughly chopped bar)
Banana pieces cut into 1-inch chunks
Squares of pound cake
The Fondue sounds great. Perhaps. Keep writingReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing. Got to try the recipes. Cheese fondue is one of my favorites.ReplyDelete