Sunday, 12 February 2012

Love is in the air

When you thought Christmas was not that long ago, here comes valentines’ day. So this is another occasion for cards and some handmade goodies and more CHOCOLATE!

To be honest, Scottish people receive chocolate all year round. You usually have a selection box for Christmas, then its valentine’s day, chocolate bunny for Easter, mother’s day, father’s day, birthday, Halloween, dinner party gift. Chocolate manufactures will never go bankrupt in this chocolate loving country.

I had a light bulb moment a week ago when I was reading the new Jamie’s magazine, I can combine my two favourite hobbies! So this is what I produced. A year free ‘special dinner’ for Mr. Finnegan, which includes most of his favourite dishes and some new receipts for me to try.

Here is how it works, each month, I (the chef) will set out a 3-course menu and he can pick a date, pick the dishes he wants on the menu, then I will cook it and everyone is a happy bunny after.  Great money saving idea (!!) and this is much better than me getting him a rubbish present that he might not even remember next year . ( actually, in my opinion, I never pick rubbish present so that’s  why I am running out of ideas now.)

Of course, you need a card to go with it.

Then here is my next project. Some sweets for everyone on valentine’s day. Oreo truffle. Combine cream cheese with oreo, cover it with dark chocolate and some cocopops toping thingy ( yea..them 'ants' like thing!!) ... Yum.

I read this line on the paper after Richard Branson’s holiday home burnt down last year, and I though this will be perfect to end this blog post.

‎''At the end of the day, what you realise is that all that matters is the people you love. Everything else is just stuff. And none of that stuff really matters.''
So the important message here is, if you don’t get what you want this year, you can always ask for it in the next valentine’s day (!!).

1 comment:

  1. Can you send me the recipe for those truffles they were amazing, my brother wants to make them.