Happy Valentine's day to all my clients, family and friends! Today is not just about sharing love with your spouse or significant other it is also about showing love and kindness to all those loved one's in your life. My husband and I usually do not really celebrate Valentine's day except for a simple card and some carry out...but this year he has decided to take me out to a nice dinner and I could not be more excited for a date night with him, I even bought a new maternity dress!! We are going to Daveed's at 934 in Mt. Adams, I have never been but have heard great things. I am also secretly hoping that my husband continues the tradition of getting me chocolate covered Oreo's from Graeters...they are my favorite, that combined with dinner would be a perfect day for me!
Here is a very simple Valentine's day recipe I wanted to share with you all courtesy of Glendora Patch. Chocolate covered strawberries are a perfect gift to give on this special day or just for you to enjoy yourself!
1 12 oz. package of semi sweet chocolate morsels
1 12 oz. package of white chocolate morsels
½ cups of half and half
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Clean the strawberries, pat dry.
Make sure strawberries are at room temperature.
Have either toothpicks and a block of Styrofoam, or piece of wax paper ready.
Stick toothpicks through the top end of the strawberries.
Leave the leaves on the strawberries
Melt the chocolate morsels in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, place the chocolate in a Pyrex bowl and place over a small saucepan.
Pour the half and half and the vanilla extract into the melted chocolate and stir.
Dip your strawberries into the mixture.
If you have a Styrofoam block, stick the other end of the toothpick into the Styrofoam to let the strawberry dry. If you just have wax paper, place your strawberries to dry on the wax paper.
Chill the strawberries for about 15-30 minutes in the refrigerator. Do not leave them in the fridge longer, or they will start to look white and chalky.