Thursday, February 10, 2011

For the Love of LOVE

Valentine's day is Monday, friends! It's a great day to show some extra love and a great reason to have a special dinner, night out or night in with the people we are closest with. We want to share a few ideas to get your weekend started in preparation for the special day!

A romantic night in watching movies is a great way to spend Valentines day. Some classic choices great for couples are of course Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, or Roman Holiday. For a fun night in with the girls, you could always go for one of our favorites, Vicky Christina Barcelona, or a lighthearted comedy like How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days.

We can't think of a better reason to drop the calorie counting and dieting rituals for a night! Appetizers and bite sized snacking foods can add the perfect amount of sweetness to the night. Go for a brie and fruit plate like this recipe or a savory spread on top of a rye toast square like these yummy treats!

Of course the night would never be complete without dessert (the night could easily be ONLY dessert, if you ask us). These cream filled strawberries could be our number one choice, with the classic chocolate covered coming in at a close second. You can of course always stop by your local grocery and pick up a roll of sugar cookie dough, a heart shaped cookie cutter, and you have a festive and delicious snack in minutes!

We obviously can't forget the most important part! Champagne is a must, and dirty martini's are never a bad idea. For a great dessert drink try the Vixen. Delicious and a great name for a Valentine's day drink!