No aphrodisiac: Love themed desserts for all your V-Day dinner date plans
It seems that I mention the strange relationship between my partner and I all too often on here, but just in case I haven't tired you all with tales of our love story here's another little gem for me to share: we don't celebrate Valentine's Day (or our anniversary, but that's another matter entirely). Admittedly this used to be because we would both forget about it (ditto for the anniversary) but these days, since I'm constantly reminded of dates and seasons thanks to my DDG calendar, it mostly comes down to pure laziness. When we're not getting takeaway and watching Disney movies (okay, maybe we do have a tradition) then I'll probably make chicken schnitzels for dinner — his favourite. That is the extent of our celebrations.
Even if you start with incredibly low expectations it can be a little bit disheartening if after a few years the celebration becomes a chore. I mean how do you find the balance between something fun and special while still being a genuine symbol of your love and affection? Well, for sugar addicts like my better half and I this means dessert and lots of it. Luckily some of the most universal, edible symbols of love (such as chocolate and strawberries) happen to coexist nicely together in the realm of delicious desserts. These recipes range from overtly love themed desserts to well, red ones, but they'll all inspire a little bit of lovin' come Valentine's Day (or, you know, any other day you want to eat a heart-shaped cookie).
Image courtesy of Sally's Baking Addiction