Valentine’s Day has never been a big holiday in our family. Since both our daughters and my husband have February birthdays, we’ve always concentrated on celebrating their special days. (In the past that meant, three totally different cakes, along with a “party cake,” and some type of Valentine’s Day dessert, too.)
Even though our daughters are grown and no longer living with us, my husband and I will not be doing much to mark Valentine’s Day. We have a date with Netflix and House of Cards—along with homemade pizza and a bottle of wine. Cozy, if not romantic, right?
To make the day even more exciting, we might have the heater looked at. . .again. Sigh.
Romance is great (and I’m a fan!), but it’s the day-to-day things that truly matter. This morning, my husband went out in the ice and snow (that’s a whole other story) to check the tires on my car for me. Then, after a problem with one of the tires, he took it to be repaired.
So, perhaps this is not what you think of when you hear “romance,” but to me, it says, “love.” Thank you, Sweetheart.
However, since it IS Valentine’s Day, I think we should have chocolate, don’t you?
So I made Chocolate Covered Strawberries. I can pretend it’s healthy, too. It’s a win-win situation! Yay.
It’s too simple for a recipe, but they look great, if I do say so myself. So you know, if you want to impress someone today—just sayin’.
I used half a package of Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips, mixed with 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil. Melt in the microwave. You can use semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or even white chocolate (but seriously, why?). This made enough for about a dozen strawberries plus some blueberries. I rolled some of them in ground almonds (extra healthy!), but you could use other nuts, sprinkles, etc.
Of course, then I had to eat some of the extra melted chocolate. . . Enjoy!
Happy Valentine’s Day, and thanks for reading!
***Yeah, I got a little exclamation point crazy in this post. I’m giddy from chocolate. I mean chocolate!