I'm going to get a day ahead here, as there is a ton to do tomorrow and I'm not sure when I'll get around to posting.
Days 12 and 13
I love three-day weekends, but I especially love a husband who will do any project that needs doing and always reassures me that, for him, such householdy projects ARE a day off. But more on Plantboy for Sunday (and a picture of the gorgeous flowers he brought home from work today). For now, let us just say that I love a long weekend, particularly when there is tax return money to spend . . . .
I love dessert. If you don't love dessert, you are, of course, entitled to your (whacked-out) opinion. But I must say WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? Plantboy worries about cholesterol and generally eats healthier than I do, so he encourages me to only do dessert one Sunday a month, and if we have company. I usually stick to this pretty well unless something (anything) comes up: boredom, goodies for somebody else and the extras just happen to hang around here, a school or church function, family home evening, whatever.
For Sunday's Valentine's dinner I'd like to make some kind of dessert we haven't had for a while, but I cannot chose between my three options. This is where you come in.
My 28 Days of Love has garnered few comments (not really surprised, as this is the sort of thing I seldom comment about), but today should be different! I need a good sampling of readers so that I can make a truly scientific decision about Valentine's Day dessert. Its all the men around here are gettin' so it's gotta be good. I've narrowed it down to three, in alphabetical order:
Chocolate Lava Cake: Gorgeous, delicious and fairly easy. My recipe doesn't make more than we can reasonably eat in a single sitting. I've probably made this more frequently than the other two, however; and it is certainly best in moderation.
Red Velvet Cake: I just love this cake, and my mom always used to make if for my birthday, but I probably love it more than everyone else in the family. Plantboy thinks it is a bit funky and my kids are slightly indifferent to cake, being just as satisfied with a bowl of vanilla ice cream. What could be more beautiful at Valentine's Day than a fat slice of red velvet cake. Exactly! Eating it cold for breakfast on Monday morning. That is the problem though. I will eat it the rest of the week, unable to through away a single mouthful.
Trifle: Besides being delicious and relatively easy to make, this would also give me an excuse to buy some cool glass goblets as I'd probably do single servings so everybody gets what they are willing to eat. The negative with trifle is that I much prefer it with fresh fruit and it isn't the best time of year for that.