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Valentine’s Day Dinner, Better Late Than Never!

Jason and I had decided not to do anything huge for the big VDay this year, but I was still determined to have a nice dinner. Monday I planned out a three course menu and shopped for all of the ingredients. Tuesday morning I woke up with a 101 fever and raging case of the ‘Don’t let that food get within 10 feet of my nostrils or I will totally hurl on you’ Flu. It was a date killer because not only could I not eat, I couldn’t prepare the meal without severe injury to the sanitary nature of our kitchen.

And then Jason got the flu too. So we had to reschedule a couple of times and ended up doing the third course on a different night from the first two. But we did eventually eat our gourmet Valentine’s Dinner.

Course one: Baked Brie with Roasted Garlic, Crackers and Apples


I used this same recipe, except I wrapped the Brie in puff pastry before I baked it.

Course two: Soothing Chicken Lettuce Wraps, ala PF Chang’s’


For this course I used a recipe I found online. These were my favorite and I plan to make them again this week for a Project Runway viewing party I’m having. YUM!

Course three: Chocolate Fondue


This one is an old standby at our house. It takes literally 10 minutes to prepare from start to finish. I buy a bag of Ghirardelli semisweet chocolate chips, pour them into a small sauce pan on the stove set to medium low and add a couple of tablespoons of milk and a little bit of Baileys. Stir constantly until it’s all melty and good. Pour the chocolate into a ceramic fondue pot with a candle to keep it warm. Serve with strawberries, angel food cake bites, bananas and green apples (and marshmallows too, if you like).

One Response to Valentine’s Day Dinner, Better Late Than Never!

  1. Man the PR party is three days away and I can’t wait for the food. This looks so, so good.

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