Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2010

This week I’ve been talking about Valentine’s Day with a number of my friends both coupled and single… the overarching theme was that no one really likes Valentine’s Day…  I think everyday you should tell the people you love how you feel and I’m not the only one. In my family, we almost always say I love you before hanging up the phone, going to bed or leaving for the day.  We are a very expressive family.

However, Valentine’s Day can be a lot of fun. In high school, I went all out- wearing my favorite hot pink boa and red sequined dress to school, eating lots of chocolate and doing fun things for my friends.  It was fun!

Now that my love lives miles and miles away- I used Valentine’s as an excuse to do something special for myself… I made a nice lunch, poured a glass of champagne and relaxed for a bit…   Some good bread with ricotta and roasted red peppers.  The red pepper recipe comes from good family friends that were our neighbors in Switzerland.  I haven’t seen them in so long but it is always nice to have memories when you make a certain dish.

It is important to keep things in perspective!

Roasted Red Peppers
(recipe from good friends)
Place a whole red pepper on a cookie sheet or broiler pan. Broil until they char, turning to char all sides of the peppers. Remove from the pan and place in a brown paper bag. Fold the bad top down to close and live for several hours until the peppers are cool. Then slip the skins off, open the peppers and remove the seeds and core material. Slice thee peppers in strips. In a frying pan, put some good olive oil and minced garlic. Add the peppers and saute. Add a pinch of sugar.

P.S. Stay tuned… My next post will introduce my lovely new blogging mentees!

4 Responses to “Happy Valentine’s Day”

  1. FoodCents on February 14, 2010 5:10 pm

    Happy V-day. I am going to have to agree that love should always be celebrated.

    Is ricotta not one of the best things in all the world. Hell, cheese in general represents all that is right in the world…….

  2. noble pig on February 15, 2010 4:36 pm

    Oh yeah, I love this, Happy V-Day one day late!

  3. Manggy on February 15, 2010 7:39 pm

    Oh goodness, I can just imagine you going all-out for V-day in high school – ha ha ha!! :)

  4. Kate at Serendipity on February 17, 2010 11:08 am

    I love roasted red peppers. We made them a lot in my cooking class in Italy. We used them in everything. In the summer when the peppers are good I like to keep them in the fridge to toss with salads and pasta.

    Your sandwich looks delicious!

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