Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I Heart Valentine's Day

I ♥ Valentine's Day. Always have, and hope I always will. Call me sappy, call me a sell out to consumerism, call me whatever, I just love to celebrate love. Why not? Honestly, give me one good reason why we shouldn't celebrate love? You don't have one do you? Because you like to celebrate love too. I knew it.

{My Loves}

We don't go out on Valentine's Day. It's too much of a hassel. And really what's more romantic than a quiet evening in the pleasure of your own home where you can talk as loud as you want, listen to the music you enjoy, dance if you wish (or if you've draken too much), and slip into the sexiness of the bedroom without having to jump in the car and drive home from a restaurant. 

Adam has requested that we do what we call "teppan night." We pull out the electric griddle and pretend we are knife-throwing-onion-volcano-making japanese chefs. Or at least I do while Adam gives me funny looks. The best part of this dinner is that it is interactive. Both of us get in the kitchen and have fun with the whole process, so I'm not just slaving away in the kitchen while he watches TV. I'm going to do filet mignon and lobster. Sides are fried brown rice and teppanyaki zucchini, mushrooms, and onion. I do my best to memorize and copy Benihana's methods, including the shrimp tail in the pocket trick. I'm on the hunt for copy cat recipes of Benihana's sauces. Tips are much appreciated. Plans for dessert are still up in the air.

Here's what I've been eyeing around the web but probably won't have time to make:

{Raspberry Pistachio Cake with Marscarpone Icing - Image and Recipe from Camille Styles}

{Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse - Image and Recipe from Eat, Live, Run}

{Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake - Image and Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod}

Since I won't have much time to bake anything I'm looking for a dessert that could be easily whipped together or done the night before. I have my eye on this Mexican Chocolate Tofu Pudding because tofu would go with teppan night... not sure how the mexican part would fit in, but oh well! One big problem... Adam isn't the biggest fan of chocolate. Seriously. It's very depressing. I've considered breaking up with him over it, but finally decided it wasn't worth it. So I'm stuck, both with my chocolate disliking bf, and not knowing what to make for V day dessert. I'm thinking about doing something fruit based, either with bananas or apples. Any ideas?

Have a very happy love day and remember to tell those you love how much they mean to you. It's nice to have a day to stop and take time out of our busy lives to focus on love.

Peace, LOVE, and happiness! 


  1. I know how you feel! I love valentines too! I'm a blogger too, it would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime :) :)


  2. I remember your story from last valentine's day! I hope you have one to top last year's story. I would love to have a teppan night sometime with you, let's do it next time you visit. All my love, Mom


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