With George being two, this is the first year we can really celebrate Valentines Day. I’m glad the holiday is on a Saturday this year so we can plan a “family” date and not be rushed or tired. I thought a fun tradition would be a fondue dinner each Valentine’s Day. Based on the [expen$ive] experiences I’ve had at Melting Pot, I plan to try this meat fondue recipe to cook tenderloin, shrimp and spinach ravioli. I’m not 100% certain on the ravioli…that might be too much food.
I want to try this cheese fondue recipe with broccoli and sourdough bread. The gruyere cheese was kind of expensive – like $15! But of course we’d be spending a lot more if we went out to eat.
For dessert, I have an excellent chocolate fondue recipe from a coworker:
- 12 oz bag Ghirardelli 60% cacao chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup Half-and-Half
- 1-2 Tbsp coffee flavored liquor (or sub vanilla)
We’ll dip bananas, strawberries and pound cake. I’m sure George will freak. #chocolatemonster
I wanted to send Valentines to daycare on the Friday before the holiday, and at first I assumed we’d grab some Thomas the Train valentines from a store. After I thought about it – I realized that would be pretty generic, and it would be more meaningful to make valentines with George. We followed this toilet paper roll stamp tutorial and this Martha Stewart crayon wax tutorial. However, George was only interesting in crafting for about 2-3 minutes with each project. LAME. They turned out awesome though! Too bad it was kind of a mom-craft instead of a kid-craft. #womp