I am often asked, especially by the gentlemen, ‘I want to do something a little different…something special for my sweetheart’. Well, here are some ideas for you! We love a great night out to our favorite restaurant, the red roses, the box of chocolates the beautiful cards, etc… But, let’s move out of the box. I recently heard on the air waves of a study which was conducted on what women want most from the man in their lives on Valentine’s Day and it was…(drum roll)… A hand-written love note. No surprise. There is no price on the value of time – it costs nothing, it is heartfelt and those memories last a lifetime. The lost art of letter writing is both enduring and endearing. Gentlemen, dust off those pens and get writing! We want what makes our hearts sing! You take it from there…
Now, take that love note and move into the kitchen. As for captivating romance in your homes, whether you go out for that wonderful dinner or not, you can savor dessert at home and create romance in your own kitchens. Cook as a couple or teach your children how to create it as a family. SHARE the LOVE.
This recipe is easy, requires very little cooking skill and effort – just follow the instructions and create the experience. After all, it’s the ‘experience’ that we crave! Well…maybe the chocolate, too 🙂
So, whether you gather the family around the table for hot fudge dripping over ice cream, pour it over pancakes or waffles for breakfast or fondue! with your sweetheart dipping angel food cake and strawberries (which incidentally leads to great conversation), one thing I tasted and know for sure: I gave up the jar! Just something about HOT!…warm…comforting…in this sauce… you choose the adjective and create an experience for your loved ones that will last beyond Valentine’s Day. And, don’t forget the music and candles!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Share the LOVE…
HOT Fudge Sauce
4 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate
4 Tablespoons butter
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
In a saucepan, on low heat, melt the butter and chocolate. With a whisk, stirring constantly, add the sweetened condensed milk, confectioners’ sugar, salt and bring to a boil. Let cook, while stirring for 2-3 minutes. Cool slightly as it will be very hot! Add the vanilla and stir.
Serve on ice cream, fruit, cake, waffles, pancakes, or load your spoon!