Sweeter than Godiva Chocolate Covered Strawberries. [Photograph: orchidgirl]
Last week's Weekend Cook and Tell challenge was all about Valentine's Day menus, the romantic meals that all of you planned and prepared for your special someones. This challenge brought responses that were sweet, savory, and even a little spicy, so without further ado let's take a look at some of our favorite Romantic Respites.
We all know that you can't put a price on love but when orchidgirl found out that Godiva was charging a whopping $7 for a chocolate-covered strawberry she decided to take matters into her own hands. One look at her hand-dipped, homemade chocolate covered strawberries and we're wishing that we could be orchidgirl's Valentine.
missjess packed a basket of full of bacon-wrapped dates, stuffed mushrooms, pâté, cheese, wine, and chocolate truffles for a cozy fireside picnic.
Our pal dbcurrie made these sweetly heart-shaped cream cheese kolacky for her V-Day dessert.
Lavender Cordial instead of Champagne. [Photograph: theindolentcook]
theindolentcook isn't big on Valentine's Day but she toasted her relationship with this lovely floral and appropriately pink lavender cordial.
somaR had Valentine's Day dinner out but finished up with dessert at home including strawberry cream parfait and her husband's favorite quick lime cookies
Heating things up with Shrimp Fra Diavolo. [Photograph: Rocquie]
For Rocquie Valentine's Day dinner brought a chili-spiked plate of shrimp fra diavolo.
In a similarly spicy vein TheKitchenWitch went with jalapeño crab cakes to reward her Valentine who gifted her with a bright red immersion blender.
Congratulations to juniejones76 whose Valentine's Day dinner of pan seared steaks and asparagus ended with an engagement ring!
Thanks to everyone who shared their Valentine's Day menus for this week's Weekend Cook and Tell challenge. Be sure to head over to Talk and read about next week's challenge: Stale Bread Salvation.