On Valentines day my boyfriend and I take turns cooking each other a Valentines meal.
He started incredibly well some years ago cooking chicken stuffed with garlic mushrooms wrapped in bacon. Mmmm.
I followed this up the next year with roast pork with vegetables including tacky roasted red peppers cut into heart shapes.
The following years blur a little (sorry but it's true). I remember eating out at a posh restaurant serving incredible food which I was unable to taste due to a serious cold. Last year I used juniper berries he had got me as a present with some wine to make a nice sauce. I can't remember anything else about it though.
THIS year it's his turn again. Yesterday he told me the plan. Chinese food. Crispy seaweed (on its own)for starter followed by stir-fry.
I was pretty happy with this - it sounded interesting. However I did laugh at the idea of eating seaweed as a starter (although I know it's served in restaurants and from the takeaway shop).
It seems he took the laughter to heart - so he came home today with ingredients to make prawn spring rolls from scratch!
We have made them and they were SO much fun. I love this joint effort idea - one of us bringing something new and the other helping work out how to cook it.
Better still - I am now watching American Idol 2008 with a glass of sparkling wine while he cooks me a stir-fry. FAB!
Happy Valentines Day to you, my blogging friends x x x