It’s February 14th. Suddenly you realize. Oh shit, it’s Valentine’s day.
Maybe you’re not a planner like others, but don’t worry, I’m not judging. I have a solution for you. Forget the fancy dinner. My quick fix only involves one quick trip to the grocery store and a microwave.
Your Shopping List:
- Fresh Strawberries
- Chocolate Chips
- Bottle of Champagne or Sparkling Wine
- A Can of Whipped Cream
This is what you’re making.
Ladies or gentleman will love it. They don’t have to know how easy it is, and who doesn’t love something homemade?
Plus chocolate covered strawberries are sexy. True story.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
1 package of strawberries
1-2 cups chocolate chips (depending on how many strawberries you use)
1-3 tbsp oil
Clean the strawberries and leave them in the fridge to chill. Put chocolate chips in the a bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, microwave again, stir again until chocolate is melted. Stream in oil as you stir. Add enough so that it’s slightly runny.
Dip the cold strawberries into chocolate. Lay on a piece of parchment paper. Repeat until all strawberries are coated. If you’d like you can add sprinkles or drizzle with melted white chocolate. Refrigerate about half an hour (or until chocolate is hard, or in a pinch, stick them in the freezer).
Serve them to your honey along with the champagne/sparkling wine, turn the lights down low if you want to get into it.
They’ll eat it up (literally and figuratively) and you’ll save some dollas. Don’t worry, we’ll keep that between us.
See, Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be so bad.
What about the whipped cream, you ask?
I’ll let you figure out what to do with that…