I don’t think I give Brian enough credit for certain things. For example, I will say, if ever asked, that he’s terrible at Valentine’s Day. I’m pretty sure he actually doesn’t believe in Valentine’s Day and I don’t know that I do either. But a holiday that’s entire purpose is to deliver chocolates to the one you love? That is serious.
Last year, he ordered XM Radio for my car. After months and months and months of mentioning how I couldn’t live without it. Honestly, I can’t. Once you’ve had a taste of Springsteen Radio and Broadway Show-Tunes, there is no going back. I think I whittled down his will-power to almost nothing because a few days before Valentine’s, we hopped in the car and he popped on the radio and the rest is history.
He also gave me this really fantastic make-up palette that I’d been absolutely gushing over for only a million years. People, Naked 2. I know it’s old news now but you’ll never need another palette again. And this guy went into Sephora and actually asked the clerk for Naked make-up. So while I don’t say often enough that he is a great gift-giver, he is.
I used to be a great gift-giver. I think part of me got very lazy so now, it’s just cards and a box of Rocher’s. They never fail. That being said, this year I made chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day in hopes that would cover up my lack of husband-gifting prowess.
I’ll let you know if the giant box of assorted chocolates filled mainly with white chocolate raspberry stars shows up on my front door.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
- 10 to 12 ripe strawberries
- 1½ cup chocolate melting wafers
- ½ cup red melting wafers
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate melting wafers for 30 second increments until smooth and melted throughout. Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a clean counter surface.
- Take the strawberry by the leaves and dredge it through the chocolate, ¾ of the way to the top of the strawberry. Gently shake off the excess chocolate.
- Take the strawberry and drag it lightly across the parchment paper then set it down to dry.
- Once completely dry, melt red melting wafers in thirty second increments until melted through. Transfer to a plastic squeeze bottle. Drizzle red wafer on top of the strawberries in a design of your choosing.