Elora Herberick, 127
It is that time of the year again…you know that day in February that to some means the world, but to most means extensive chocolate comas.
I’ve never really been one for Hallmark Holidays and Valentine’s Day takes the heart shaped cake. I mean who needs a day to remember to express love and gratitude to their loved ones? But, seriously if you don’t bring me mountains of chocolate, candy, and plan a romantic, candle lit dinner we are through! BLECH
I blame my general dislike of February 14th to years of working in a flower shop. Every February 13th and 14th we would work until the wee hours of the morning cutting stupid roses and packing them with cute little notes for Valentines near and far. Roses are evil, they have thorns guys- they obviously want to hurt you, yet they mean love?! I don’t get it. I mean, seriously if I never saw a rose again I would jump with joy.
I know many people may share my feelings so I decided to dedicate this special day to my real true love: food.
Food never did me wrong. Pizza always healed my wounds and filled my belly, Ben & Jerry held my hand and wiped my tears with cookie dough. Goat cheese salads put a smile on my face quicker than any Valentine ever would. Sushi is beautiful and makes me feel better than any giant stuffed bear or crappy candy with ‘Be Mine’ on it. So, to you my friends, here is a list of my 5 favorite snacks to enjoy on this day of love or whatever…
1. Red Wine Spritzer
Obviously this is number 1. Thankfully this recipe is easily made here in Thailand. Just run to 7, pick up the cheap “Red Wine” option, some tonic, and strawberries and you’re ready to party.
2. Oreo Pops
Easy peezy: Oreos, melted white chocolate, sprinkles, and lollipop sticks. An easy and festive recipe that will cure your chocolate fever. It totally makes for really great gifts if you don’t eat them all yourself. Oops, too late.
3. Valentine’s Day Popcorn
Luckily for us, popcorn in Thailand is already covered in sugar and sweetness, so making this into a Valentine’s Day treat is super simple. Add pink and red candies. Boom. Done. Devour.
4. Chocolate Strawberry Hearts
This is a fun take on the traditional chocolate covered strawberry. If you have strawberries available near you, this recipe is worth a try. Not only do they look cute, but you can stuff the whole thing in your mouth at once. Sometimes it tastes good to break hearts. Heyoo.
5. Fruit Heart Kebabs
With so much delicious fruit here, this would make for one fresh, healthy, and easy alternative to all the chocolate and sugar that takes over today. Whatever fruit you have can be made into a little hua jai. Cuteeeeee.
So there you have it. My five favorite snacks for February 14th. So go out there and get the love you desire and deserve.
Elora’s Love Tip of the Day:
When whispering in a lovers ear…say what they really want to hear.
**These photos are not mine and can be found with recipes at the following links: