If you are sitting at home, or at work, loveless, hopeless, and just hating Valentine’s Day, you’re not alone. In fact, even some a married women (myself included) really despise Valentine’s Day. Yep, it’s true, I really don’t like it. I never have. It all started in elementary school when I would get my hopes up that the boy I had a massive crush on would get me a special Valentine, and….he never did. I still take a moment of silence each year to reflect on those sad days. But now, as a married thirty year old, I figure why not try to be a little positive? Today I will reflect on a couple reasons why I can look forward to this gag-worthy “Hallmark Holiday”. For starters, it’s an excuse for Nick to cook…..
|Yes, he will be preparing this.|
We are sharing the love with a Valentine’s “Dinner for Two” from a local supermarket. It’s two filets and and two lobster tails. Although to be honest, I want his lobster tail too, I don’t want to share the love. HA! He could eat both filets and I could eat both lobster tails. Although…I suppose that wouldn’t be nice considering I care about his heart (and, I love filets too….darn it. Can I have both meals??).
|Source: iStock Photo|
Another reason I remind myself that this holiday isn’t so bad after all, is because it’s an excuse to eat chocolate and serve chocolate at work to unsuspecting customers. It’s so fun to do chocolate for a change! The recipe below was found on a kefir website recently and I thought it sounded amazing. Let me know if you try it, I haven’t yet (and I have no clue how many calories are in it, or how many truffles it makes, but I wanted to share it!). I’ll probably never make these either, unless I can find an alternative to agave (it’s certainly not low FODMAPs).
|SOURCE OF RECIPE: Natalie Slater|
|Instagram shot from last night, yes, we dug in one day early….I saved the blueberry surprise for today!|