Valentine's Day Meal for Two

So, Last weekend my church family had a little ladies only- how to make a romantic meal for two- and how to give the proper massage- Pre-Valentines day party at chez moi. I gave a cooking class and my girl Sonja (a professional masseuse) was there to teach use to give a proper back massage.

We had so much fun laughing and chatting that we didnt get to the massaging part (no thanks of course to our veggie champagne)... The night was so much fun, full of laughter and food... what could have been better?


Flacky Pastry Pockets
stuffed with Portabella Mushrooms, Fresh Spinach, S
un-Dried tomatos and Cheese.

Oven Roasted Asparagus Spears
topped with Hawaiian Red Sea Salt, Fresh Black Cracked Pepper and lightly tossed in a good Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes
a chocolate lovers dream cake topped with homemade wh
ipped cream (some was for the cake and some was for later "wink wink")

How to Make the Flacky Pastry Pockets and Molten Chocolate Cake:

(google images)

Pillsbury Crest Rolls
Fresh Portabella Mushrooms
Fresh Spinach
Sundried Tomato sause or Fresh
Cheese- you choice... Gruyere is my suggestion
NOTE: You can add chicken or Stake to your stuffed pockets

Roll out your Crescent Rolls. Make sure they are nice a flat. Use a rolling pin or glass of needed. The rolls have pre cut edges and one of them is straight down the middle... perfect for dinner for 2
Once they are flat add your Raw but clean mushrooms, spinach, sundried tomatos and cheese. Fold this full pouch over to meet the other side and seal with your fork and a little water. For all of you real cooks out there you can add an egg wash but Pillsbury Crest Rolls will normally bake with the perfect color and crisp.

Bake for about 10-13 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Once you put your Pockets in the oven, toss in your Asperigus spears and they normally take about the same about of time.

While they are baking you can start making your Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

  • 5 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup powered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons of Heavy Cream or Milk
Melt your chocolate and butter together in the microwave... it only take about 20 seconds... add more time and stir as you go.

Once its melted add your sugar (stir), flour (stir), cream (stir) eggs (stir), vanilla and salt (stir)... Now I know that it seems like there is a lot of stirring going on but its more of a blend... you dont wanna over blend your batter.

Spray your custard cups and add your batter.

By the time you have your batter mixed up its time to take out your dinner.

Place your cakes on a cookie sheet and back for 8-10 minutes. When you check them, they should be cake like on the outside and bouncy feeling on the inside.

Making homemade whipped cream is the easiest/fanciest thing ever.
Add Heavy Cream to a Cold dish, about a 3 tablespoons of powered sugar and mix with a blender until you see your soft peaks form... dont blend to long... if so you will make butter. (I know that from experience)

Thank you ladies for coming over... I hope that you all enjoy these recipes and enjoy a very happy and romantic Valentines Day with your love.

SN: Please forgive me for not taking any good pics of my own... we were so busy taking and laughing that eating was first on my mind and taking pictures was second... unfortunately it was to late to get a good shoot that wasnt half eaten.

1 comment

BESOS LYNN | February 14, 2011 at 1:32 PM

yummo! Happy Valentine's day ladies sounds like a great celebration!

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