So, more and more, we have opted to celebrate at home after the kids have gone to bed.
This is why it is nice to try and find creative ways to make our Valentine menu not like any other dinner at home. That is why this year I am stepping it up in the dessert and cocktail category.
Remember the crepe recipe I shared last week? Well, I started out with my basic crepe recipe.
To make them more festive I added just a couple of drops of food coloring to make them pink. Remember food coloring goes a long way so just a couple of drops will do.
After they were cooked I filled mine with Nutella but your favorite filling will do. I then folded them (they are typically served in quarters and not like burritos) and tried to not to eat them before decorating them.
For the extra special touch I cut out a heart out of some scrap paper and used that as a template to sprinkle powdered sugar and cocoa powder.
Voila, the perfect Valentine dessert.
We can't forget about a cocktail to go with these delicious crepes - enter the delicious Kir Royal.
The Kir is a typical aperitif (cocktail before the meal) here in France and it consists of white wine with a flavored liqueur.
A Kir Royal takes it a step above by using champagne in place of the white wine.
The recipe is also quite easy. Fill the bottom of a champagne flute with your flavored liqueur of choice, I love to use Chambord but Creme de Cassis is also good.
Fill it about 1/4 of the way full and then top with chilled champagne and enjoy!
For that extra special touch you could add either a fresh or frozen raspberry in the flute.
I can't wait to have both of these next week! Let me know if you try either of these!