Pretend you asked me what food I might prepare for my Valentine this Thursday.
Pretend you asked me to make suggestions from recipes I’ve shared here.
This is what I would tell you:
UH. MAZE. ING.
They simmer for hours in red wine and butter.
We all know there can’t be anything bad about that.
If you’re looking for an appetizer or a lighter, snack-type food?
This crostini might do the trick.
Let’s just remember – there are loads of gah-lic involved. Make sure you both will be nibbling – or you may just scare your Sweetheart off like a vampire running from, well. . . garlic.
If you’re in for something quick and simple, but super yummy?
This pasta is a perfect option for a date after you put the kids down.
Throw it together, add a bottle of white wine to the menu, and indulge.
Oh – and again – the garlic!
Yes, it might make for some pungent breath, but did you know that garlic is said by many (just Google it!) to be an aphrodisiac?
It’s not even that far down on the list – it hovers in the top five – right in there with oysters, honey, and ginger.
If you’re thinking you might need something a little more substantial than pasta, maybe you’d rather go the route of meatballs. . . .
Love flags are optional.
Little mini pizzas for two.
The crust – bakery rolls sliced in half, oiled up, and turned with the inner bread exposed to the baking sheet so they crisp up something fierce. . . .
It’s really such a satisfying, olive-oily, crunchy bite that you need to experience it to fully appreciate just how tasty it really is.
And if your Sweetheart is more into sweet than savory (they’re not called “Savoryheart”, after all . . .), then you might want to go the road of one of these:
It’s dense and rich, and tempting, and irresistible.
Need I say more?
This is the best chocolate cheesecake I have ever tasted.
And I’ve never even made a cheesecake before.
If I can do it, you can do it.
This stuff isn’t nick-named “Crack Bark” for nothing.
You can’t stop eating it once you start, but if your favorite guy or gal is into sweets and chocolate, you CANNOT go wrong with this.
Oh, and did I mention? It only takes about 10 minutes to make.
Or, if you’re more into fruit than chocolate, skip forward a few months and indulge in this Summer Berry Crumble for Two.
It’s the perfect little portion of sweet and deliciously crunchy and light enough that you won’t feel heavy when you’re finished.
Those are the things I would say if you asked me.
Happy Valentine’s Day. . . . 🙂