Last year, my hubby forgot Valentines day. Forgot that is until about 7 p.m. that night when I incredulously looked at him and said, "You didn't even get me a card?" In his defense, hubby is a great hubby and when I said that to him was busy playing with the kids and getting them ready for bed, but forethought on Valentines day is not one of his strong suits. Therefore, if I want to celebrate Valentines day, I really need to plan it myself. This year, we celebrated a little early. I am sending this to the Alchemist Chef for her Valentine's Day Recipe Competition. Although it is slightly cheating as it isn't really a "recipe" per se, it still was quite romantic. There is something about eating slowly and with your hands that is quite, um, stimulating.
I call this slightly cheating because I didn't even have to cook these. My local fishmonger had already steamed them, I merely had to bring them home, put them in a steamer for 10 minutes to warm them, and melt some butter to dip the meat in.
Oh, another thing to save hubby embarrassment over his lack of Valentine Day planning skills, he is a great photographer. I introduced him to the term "food pornography" a few weeks ago and, after he laughed and laughed, has been working on his food photos! He took these two. The top one is my favorite.
Do you have any special plans this Valentines day? Do share!