The Best Valentine's Day Food Ideas
Valentine’s Day is certainly a very exceptional day, and even if we need to show our affection to those we love all the year round, there is still a magical thing about Valentine’s Day that differentiates it from other days of the year. And for that matter, there isn’t a better way to fire-up the romance than starting the day with a special meal with much love for your special someone.
So it’s Valentine’s Day again but you are bored of the usual way of giving gifts followed by fine wine and dine. Well, rather than making reservations in fancy hotels and restaurants, why not make your loved one a reservation card for a special home dinner? Home-cooked meals are at all times far better than food from outside, so draw your chef hat and quickly come up with a scrumptious finger-licking meal for dinner.
Best Food Ideas to Try On Valentine’s Day
Whether you buy filled cookies, wafer cookies, or prepare your own, they can be easily dipped. You can fully dip your cookies into some melted chocolate and let them dry on a waxed paper, or deviously half-dipped. Another good idea is completely dipping wafer cookies, and then making a flavored icing. Take the 2 dipped cookies and make a sandwich with icing between.
2. Fresh Fruits
Any fruit dipped into chocolate will need consumption in a quite short time period. Strawberries dipped in fresh chocolate are the most common. Other fresh fruits that can be dipped are lumps of pineapple, banana, cherries and kiwi slices. You can mix chocolate with pomegranate arils and dry them in clusters.
In case you’re willing to move a little further, first dip strawberries completely in melted white chocolate and leave them for drying. Have a melted chocolate bark waiting. First, dip in the strawberry on one side in the chocolate bark, then the other. This leaves a V-shaped wedge of white chocolate layer showing. Put melted chocolate bar in a piping bag, pipe on buttons and a bow tie, making them resemble tiny tuxedo's.
3. Warm Chocolate Cakes with Mascarpone Cream
Top individual chocolate cakes with Mascarpone cream rather than whipped cream and luscious brandied cherries rather than jarred.
4. Dried Fruits and/or Nuts
Dried fruits, including apple rings, dried banana chips or apricots do fine as well. Mix raisins with chocolate and drop it from a spoon in clusters. Dried raisins or cherries may be made the same way. If you wish, add in nuts of your choice. Cherries and walnuts make a nice combination, especially when served with fine port wine. You can mix raisins with any kind of nuts or mostly peanuts, but what about combining raisins with pistachios? Think of interesting combinations, or utilize special favorites for your special someone.
5. Valentine Cupcakes
Make small cupcakes and decorate them with gaudy pink for your special someone.
6. Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
You can fully or half dip tiny or large pretzel sticks in chocolate based on your tastes and preferences. This can as well be done using popcorn or potato chips. Bacon is biggest craze for combining with sweet applications. Fry bacon, drain it well and roll it into a tight curl and skewer with a toothpick to cool. Once they cool into shape, dip into chocolate for the best taste.
5. Champagne Cocktails
Spoil your special someone with a special sparkling cocktail. You can’t do food without drinks.
By trying one of the these Valentine’s Day Food ideas, it will be without doubt that your special someone will have the best Valentine’s Day ever.