Last Minute Valentine?

Last Minute Valentine?

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1. Whip up an easy dessert. Cookbook author and foodie Beth Dooley’s Chocolate Frappe is heaven-sent decadence and it’s a snap to make.

1 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate

1 cup heavy cream

¼ cup plain, whole milk Greek Yogurt.

Directions: In a saucepan set over very low heat, melt the chocolate with just a little of the cream until it’s smooth and glossy. Whip the remaining cream until it forms very stiff peaks. Fold the yogurt into the whipped cream. Slowly and gently, fold the melted chocolate into the cream mixture. Pour into parfait glass or large bowl. Garnish with raspberries or shaved chocolate.

2. Let someone else do the baking. Buy special Valentine’s cookies from Minneapolis Cookie Cart. They deliver — and 100 percent of the proceeds are invested in local youth employment programs.

3. Create your your own love song! Every Valentine’s Day for 13 years, local design firm Little has sent unique and creatively designed Valentine’s to its clients and industry friends, and now you can do the same.

4. Make a rose trail to a playlist of favorite songs with a destination … one I’ve experienced led to a bathtub filled with aromatic suds and a bottle of champagne. Not into the tub? Then use your imagination and head somewhere else in your place!

5. Give a massage. Buy some Aveda lotion, close your mouth and let your fingers do the talking!

6. Put on your favorite romantic movie. Netflix is full of them. (Mine is “Sleepless In Seattle.”)

7. Pick up some take out from your favorite place. A couple of our favorites on both sides of the river — Surdyk’s in Minneapolis or Cosseta’s in St. Paul. Then bring it home and use the “good china and crystal.”

8. Go somewhere you haven’t been before. Maybe it’s someplace like the Dakota to listen to some great music.

9. Maybe mix it up. It doesn’t have to be something for the evening. Pick up your sweetheart and have a picnic lunch in the car! We have a ton of beautiful parks, some with lakes across the area.

10. Buy tickets to an upcoming show or concert. Make a copy and put it inside a card.

11. Create a coupon book of “honey do” things. Make sure it includes some stuff you really hate doing.

Published originally by: Atlanta news

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