Happy Valentine’s Day – the yet so commercialized but still one of those days that it is social norm to spend it with that special one.
Hear me up – Lets do something special for that special someone – there is no better way to show some love other than spending a little time, transforming simple ingredients in something really really delicious.
Don’t look at me with those eyes – yes you are not gonna mess up – these are foolproof recipes that will make that special someone melt 😉
Lets begin – I believe on a little start up booze
A simple Cuban Combo – you know how we love a little of that cubano heat.
Get 1 part sugar and 1 part in a small souce pan and on medium heat bring to boil – let it cool down before you use it. Now I usually make some extra – because simple syrup is used everywhere in cocktails
If you don’t have a shaker – a big mason jar with a screw top will do. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar, 2 part rum 1 part lime juice and a dash of simple syrup and stir for like 20 seconds – but basically until the sugar dissolves. Add ice and shake – you will know when its done – the shaker will get extremely cold and you will know it time.
Now taste. Cocktails are all about taste. Control that cocktail to your taste.
I like to garnish with a peel of the lime, stretch it, twist it and keep in mind – let it sit in the drink will add a little bitterness – up to you.
A simple delicious salad can be anything you think of
Main course – Baked chicken breasts with sweet potatoes and champignons for two
Al you need to do is:
Warm up the oven on 200 degrees
In a baking sheet, put the diced sweet potatoes, the chicken and the halved mushrooms. Add salt, pepper, finely chopped garlic (go easy on the garlic :P), rosmarine and olive oil. Put it in the oven just like that – 35 minutes. DONE.
Serve it in a big plate – make sure you serve it hot.
Now valentines is all about details. You know what goes well with chicken? A really good glass of wine. I know its cold, but the perfect date night wine is white. Get a Trabiano D’Abruzzo. There are plenty of wineries that have the same brand – choose what’s best for your budget – they all good – Go to Conad – they have a fine selectionJ. Make sure you chill the wine first – let it get a little cold – this whine works wonderfully with the chicken selection and cleans your palate for the sweetness of the sweet potatoes.
As per desert –
See? It wasn’t that hard? Now go have fun and take care of that date of yours.