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Any ideas for valentines day?

post #1 of 14
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I was going to cook for her parents but they aren't able anymore...so now I need some ideas. Going out to eat especially on the busiest night of the year has no appeal...and I live in Southern California so I could do something at the beach...but it rained today so who knows what the weather will be like tomorrow.
post #2 of 14
Get a hammer, a kilo block of chocolate and have at it!:bounce:
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post #3 of 14
Chrose, that's what I did! Okay, it was 8 ounces of pretty good bittersweet and some cream, but I made some truffles for my DH. No knowing how to temper chocolate to make a shell around the truffle, I rolled some in cocoa powder, some in toasted coconut and some in toasted pecan bits. They're giftwrapped in one of my fridge's
vegetable bins where I KNOW he wouldn't think to look. :) They'll go nicely with the gift cards from Best Buy and Home Depot.

There are two nice strip steaks drying out a bit (that's what aging is, isn't it?) in the fridge too, and tomorrow I'll look for a decent veg to go with it. The champagne will go in the fridge tomorrow. :D

Good think my husband never comes here! :lol:
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post #4 of 14
Chad- fondue??? can be romantic!

A friend brought by some duck today (he owed me), so I think I will do something with duck.... tonite made a chocolate cake (heart shaped, of course) and sugar cookies (heart shaped) with sprinkles for daughter's party tomorrow.
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post #5 of 14
We're having asparagus spears for starter, boeuf Bourguignonne, served with salad potatoes and green beans and raspberry mousse, served in some pretty Le Creuset heart-shaped ramekins that I've had for years.
post #6 of 14
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That all sounds great...but aside from the food...what else do you think?
post #7 of 14
My husband bought me some beautiful silver and moonstone earrings.

What about some nice champagne - pink champagne is always night for Valentine's Day.
post #8 of 14
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The problem with jewelry is my girlfriend never really wears any. She cooks in a french restaurant and makes and teaches cake decorating. She does wear earrings but I don't like to pick out stuff like that and clothes for her because she has similar but slightly different taste than I do.
post #9 of 14
What about a cook book? Or flowers? Or chocolates?
post #10 of 14
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Well I got her The Well Decorated Cake by Toba Garrett and she liked that even though she already teaches classes...and I'm not allowed to get her flowers because we had a fight last week about how I've never gotten her flowers. I just want to do something and get out of the house. I used to have two jobs and go to school so I never had any time to myself or for her, and now I just have one job and I'm done with school so I have two days off a week, but I have no clue what to do with them because I'm not used to the free time.
post #11 of 14
I know this may be kinda late, but I like to peel & core pears, cook them in a mulled wine till tender, drain well, make a Chocolate Grenache & fill the core allowing the chocolate to spill over the sides. An idea I got from work.
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post #12 of 14
Um...are you making that for Valentines day? Is that pretty much like a poached pear? It sounds delicious!

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post #13 of 14
[quote=aguynamedrobert;156173]Um...are you making that for Valentines day? Is that pretty much like a poached pear? It sounds delicious! /quote]

That is exactly what it is :) When we teach it at Viking we reduce the mulled wine to a syrup. But I like the chocolate idea better :smiles:

I did not fix it for Valentines day :( Romantic meals are totally lost on my wife.
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post #14 of 14
I do something similar, Dick, only with a chocolate/raspberry sauce.
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