Remember last year when I had my breakdown with no Valentine's plans and explained why Valentine's Day is a like a high school prom?
Well this year we actually chatted about it well in advance, and decided to come up with an official plan. Then our plan turned into two plans. And then we decided Valentine's should be celebrated a week early at home, and the weekend of on a mini-getaway to do some non-Valentine's Day type activities.
So we set up our would-be-Valentine's date this past weekend with a romantic fondue night in.
To make sure the decor was cute and put together we turned to Minted to try one of their party packs.
Seriously, they think of every detail, and they transformed our plain old loft into a pretty romantic space.
We've done fondue at home before, but this time I used my friend Tia's recipe for cheese- and it was really fantastic!
We dipped Cajun turkey cut in cubes (ask your deli for a slice about an inch thick), artisan wheat bread, green apples, and blanched asparagus.
Can I tell you how much we enjoyed this time together? Jacob had been traveling for an entire week and came home to me just hours before this date, it was wonderful to have a meal that takes some time to eat and to catch up in person. Not to mention I had butterflies like it was our first date again and kept giddy laughing all night. I guess there's on perk to business travel and time apart!
Last time we had a fondue date at home we were too full for dessert, which is like fondue blasphemy. We made sure to save plenty of room this time.
For the chocolate we also used Tia's recipe and we dipped angel food cake, pretzel rods, strawberries, and bananas.
And switched sides at the table to keep things interesting.
Very interesting indeed.