What to cook your girlfriend on Valentines day?

Cocktails, Dessert, Drinks, Iced Cream, Marshmallow, Relish, S'mores, Sandwiches, Steak, Strawberries, Valentines Day

I have a problem with leaving things until the last minute (I’m sure I’m not alone on this one). I think it must be genetic as my dad had the same problem. From what I remember, the beginning of almost every family holiday got doused in adrenaline due to the inevitable mandatory rush, whether we liked it or not, my dad would stall us. I like to imagine he did it on purpose either to wind my mum up or purely for the rush. Either way, it has been passed on to me. This year I’m a changed man, for Valentines day at least. I’ve teamed up with the cool cats at The Idle Man who have asked me to create three dishes to cook your girlfriend for Valentines day. As a result, I’ve rustled up a tried and tested, fail-proof valentines day survival plan for you fellas out there hoping to impress your lady.

Valentines Day Raspberry Ripple & Disaronno Floats

Celebration, Cocktails, Drinks, Evening, Iced Cream, Party Food, Strawberries, Valentines Day

Nothing screams love like a vibrant cocktail of Disaronno, iced cream and pink lemonade;  A play on the typical ice cream float to send your dream-boat wild, a dreamfloat if you will. Okay I’ll stop –  They’re a treat at the best of times, but throw in a little bit of booze (or a lot) and some strawberries and you’re more than likely going to be the best boyfriend EVER. EVER.

Cucumber & Grapefruit Green Iced Tea

Cucumber, Drinks, Grapefruit, Green Tea, Iced Tea, Weight Loss

AND WE’RE BACK TO EATING HEALTHY AGAIN.

Now and again I seem to accumulate waves of healthy eating will power. Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally 100% thankful for that, regardless of its fickle nature. I can only imagine that if I didn’t acquire these capricious surges, I would more than likely verge completely off the rails, crash-diving into obesity; only to be found crying into a mirror with cheesy puff crumbs decorated across my portly chin(s). It’s time to put an end to this.

Ginger & Cinnamon Hot Cocoa

Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Comfort Food, Drinks, Evening, Ginger, hot cocoa

Nothing screams comfort food like Sunday does. Let’s not lie to ourselves, Sunday emits a particularly alluring sentiment towards the element of casually and subconsciously treating yourself to something delicious to stop you from feeling sorry for yourself (while you watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians in your pyjamas). Hungover or not; it’s going to happen and what better way to spend a Sunday evening other than sticking a movie on with a choice cup of hot cocoa.