Can you believe that it’s almost February? This month has just blown by, and now i’m starting to think about Valentines Day. This year will our first Valentines Day as a married couple; and I want to make it special. I have always put a lot of thought into our Valentines Day meal, spent hours de-veining shrimp, practiced making souffles (Wait… I thought it would be fluffier), surfed the web for what seemed like days to find the perfect chocolate dessert, the best veg, the most romantic meals…
*Sigh* I love planning, but sometimes it’s a bit of a hassle. That’s why this year when I saw that epicurious.com had made a Romantic Menu Planner that asks you a series of questions and then provides you with a wonderful meal plan.
When I took the quiz, my ideal match was:
Crabmeat, Apple, and Mango Salad on Cumin Apple Chips as our first course.
Maine Lobster with Wild Mushrooms and Rosemary Vapor…Rosemary vapor? Yes please! Look at that gorgeous dish.
As a dessert, they suggested I make a Deconstructed Black Forest Cake… Fancy, right?
But I was thinking about making Lemon and White Chocolate Mousse Parfaits with Strawberries. The mousse is so much lighter… Look at how pretty they are!
And you can’t forget the wine! I will be pairing it with a delicious Chardonnay- probably a nice California wine I was thinking 2009 Hess Select Chardonnay (that only I will drink, because BB doesn’t like wine… Maybe I could find a good beer to pair with lobster- more on possible beers later… Which I know nothing about. I think I’ll have to ask my brother who is a genius as far a brewing and beer goes).
I think that this is going to be our best Valentine’s Day yet! Tune in tomorrow for my next installment of Valentines Day Planning as I talk about Valentines Day inspired duds. : )
What are your plans for Valentines day?