Monday, February 23, 2009

Valentines

I was bugging hubby before Valentine's Day as to where he was bringing me on this romantic day when he let peek that he was cooking.

In my mind, I gasped... "Cooking?!?!?! So unromantic... *hmph*"
But, seeing him taking the extra effort to study the ingredients from a menu he found online, made me think that being romantic is really how you define it to be.
Everyday can be in fact, Valentine's Day! :D

And I guess, pictures speak a thousand words....




the final product?



A meal made with lots of love!

with help from recipes from Jamie Oliver

Of course I did my part for Valentines, by making mushy heart shaped strawberry flavored buttermilk pancakes with whipped cream and maple syrup for breakfast which I will spare all your eyes :D


And a recipe I stole from Channel News Asia for dessert to complement hubby's dinner...


Lime ice with pineapple

Ingredients

a slice of pineapple

20 limes

mint leaves (I didn't use fresh ones, bought the bottled one)

sugar

salt

water

Directions

1) Squeeze the 20 limes and sieve out the seeds

2) Add the same amount of water and sugar syrup (to taste) to the squeezed lime

3) freeze the mix and occassionally take it from the freezer and use a fork to scratch the ice **

4) use a cookie cutter to cut the pineapple to your favourite shape

5) coat the pineapple with sugar and mint leaves!

** to note: Do not wait for the mix to be totally frozen to scratch it as you may not get the desired texture you want. The texture should be like ice-kachang's crushed ice :)

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

totally agree with u. his efforts were romantic enough!! u lucky woman ;)

lynette

5:20 PM  
Blogger the cook without an oven said...

Thanks lynette!

I think it just makes me appreciate hubby a lot more!

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww.. your hubby is so sweet. I think men are most sexy when they concentrating doing something esp. doing for their love ones.
I can't wait to cook our own Valentine's Day dinner. keke! I want to see the mushy heart shaped strawberry flavored buttermilk pancakes picture too. :P
Qinz

1:18 PM  
Blogger the cook without an oven said...

Qinz, I will post the buttermilk pancakes pic later :) hee hee hee...

3:30 PM  
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