Monday, February 11, 2013

Target Blogger Ambassador Post – Valentines Day

We don’t get out much (yeah yeah I hear you say lol)
So for a romantic twist we sometimes “eat-out at home”.
So when the girls are fed and in bed
Dave will set up a white plastic trestle table
in the middle of the lounge room.
We will pop on a movie and eat at the “White Table Restaurant”.
With Valentine’s Day coming up this week
And, this, my first Target Blogger Ambassador needing a theme,
I thought I would share some ideas to make your Valentine’s Day a little sweeter!
I purchased some of these gorgeous short drink glasses.
I love that they are “durable for everyday use” and “dishwasher safe”
Two great things for a romantic evening!

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Now if you know Dave you would know he has a thing for sweet things!
He is the Dessert King in our house.
Everyone knows the way to a Man’s heart is through his stomach
Well I like to think that the way to my Man’s heart is through his sweet tooth!
So my focus, for our romantic “White Table Restaurant” evening is dessert!
I decided to use the Short Drink Glasses to serve the dessert in,
because they are the ideal size and shape for serving up some yumminess!
First off I thought of Chocolate Mousse.
For Christmas I bought Dave a huge tub of powdered mousse mix.
We use this mousse mix in the school canteen
because it 1. tastes great and 2. you just add water (making it quick, easy and low fat!).
I’ve served the mousse with a Terry's Chocolate Orange segment,
that was grated over the top (for a Orange Jaffa twist!)

If Avocados weren’t so expensive right now I would have tried out this recipe (found at The Healthy Chef)

Really Good Chocolate mousse

1/4 cup honey
2 ripe avocadoes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1/4 cup good quality dark cocoa powder

Combine all the ingredients in a good powerful high speed blender like a Vitamix
adding the honey first, followed by the avocado, vanilla and cocoa.
Blend for about 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.
Spoon into a bowl and allow to set in the fridge.
The addition of banana or a little water makes for a lighter mousse.

The second dessert was a quick and easy cheesecake mix
I crumbled a Milk Arrowroot biscuit into the glass
Then topped it with my cream cheese mix (see recipe below photo)
Added a layer of fresh peach (peeled and finely sliced)
And then repeated the layers to fill the glass.
It definitely could have done with something sweet,
like a coulis or sweetened whipped cream
because it was a little on the “could have been sweeter” side

Cream Cheese Mix:
250g Light Cream Cheese
1 Lime
2 Tablespoons Honey

Mix the cream cheese and honey with the juice and zest from the lime until creamy.
This mix is enough to make 2-3 glasses.

The final dessert I want to share is another super simple one.
Blue Berry Meringue
I’ve used premade little meringues.
Crumble 3 or 4 into the glass, top with some whipped cream and blue berries,
repeat the layers and top with some whole meringues

And when dessert is finished
Why not use one of the glasses for a latte
Seen here served on one of the gorgeous Shebelle Square plates (perfect size for serving the glasses!)

Or if coffee doesn’t take your fancy
Why not try a hot chocolate served in a Red Heart Mug (only available at Target)

and with Valentine’s Day comes presents.
I like presents!
I like presents that have a purpose.
And a good present with a purpose for Valentine’s day??
PILLOWS!!

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Yes, we bought some new pillows.
Because we all know a good nights sleep is essential for a good relationship!
What’s been your favourite Valentine’s Day present?
What’s your favourite dessert?
Or, if your not a dessert person, what’s your favourite thing, to eat, for a romantic meal?

Disclosure: This is a paid sponsored post. I also receive vouchers to spend on items, for review purposes.
For this post I purchased 1 box of 6 Short Drink Glasses, 2 Red Heart Mugs,
2 Shebelle Square plates and 4 Target Essentials Pillows.
All other items are my own.
All words and opinions expressed are purely my own

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3 comments:

  1. Such fabulous ideas! And those desserts look delish!! :)

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  2. Great desserts! I will have to come back to try them.

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  3. Love the idea of the "White Table Restaurant"! And those desserts look fabulous, especially presented in those glasses. Great ideas!! Happy Valentine's Day!

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