Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Easy V-Day Treats

With Valentine's Day just a few days away and several states under winter snow, we might have to get a bit creative with what we have on hand to prepare some treats without running to the store. 

 1. Make one giant sugar cookie and frost it with a special message. 

2. Dip Strawberries in Chocolate... better yet... dip anything in chocolate. 

  3. Make your own chocolate body paint. 

 4. Red wine and some pretty glassware. Be sure to know your honey's preference of dry or sweet. Menage a Trois produces some nice reds to coincide with your mood.

5. Cream puffs drizzled with dark chocolate. Both can be purchase from the store so you don't have to try to make it at home. Grab a can of whipping cream for...creativity.

6. Scalloped oysters. Toss with buttery crumbs and heavy cream and bake in individual ramekins. (Flyboy's favorite is the recipe from Taste of Home)

7. Serve tender beef fillet or small delicious steak with roasted red potatoes served with a red wine aged in bourbon barrels. (Check out Mawby's Bourbon Barrel Redd)

8. Make some red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

9. Chocolate and Kahlua Fondue. 
        500 ml double cream
        400 g dark chocolate, very finely chopped 
         250 ml Kahlua
         Assorted fresh fruit and/or desert biscotti, to serve 

 10. Frozen Peanut Butter Cups 

11. Make a pizza together from scratch. It can be a lot of fun and very sexy. 

 12. Buy a little hunk of dry ice from a local ice house. Put it in a bowl of water and place it on your serving tray. You'll create wondrous, billowing white clouds! 

 13. Ah...heck with it... just put a red bow on yourself and call it good! 

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Unknown said...

Valentines Day...bah humbug.
That kaluah chocolate recipe sounds delicious. Fun list. Happy T13!

Ella Drake said...

I will totally need to do some of these for hubby & kids.

Jennifer Leeland said...

*dons red bow* How do I look? LOL.
Awesome list.

Paige Tyler said...

Yummy! Love chocolate!


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Inez Kelley said...

I can feel the spreading in my waistline now.

Ms Menozzi said...

The chocolate recipes are giving me ideas...

naughty ideas...


I am Harriet said...

I'm a believer :)

Happy Thursday!

Elise Logan said...

yummy. food. mmmm.

red bow - well, maybe when i'm not on crutches anymore :/

A. Catherine Noon said...

I love these ideas! Particularly the chocolate body paint... that sounds fun!!

Chloe Waits said...

Great ideas for Valentine's Day.

Shelley Munro said...

I'm off to find a red bow...

Alice Audrey said...

I got the sugar cookie covered already, even though we are short on snow.

Sasha Devlin said...

I'm definitely gonna have to try that fondue recipe. Happy Valentine's Day!

Nessa said...

I want to do the dry ice mist.

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Heather said...

My friends and are are celebrating anti-Valentine's Day this weekend -- no men or children allowed, just us women catching up and gorging on chocolate all night. Enjoy your Valentine's Day!

Babette James said...

Hmm, he likes sugar cookies. Tasty list. Happy T13