Sac Foodies Valentine’s Day Plans
Still not sure what to do this Valentine’s Day? Maybe we can inspire you. Take a look at what the Sac Foodies plan on doing this weekend:
Brittany Mohr – “I like to keep Valentine’s Day really low key, but for some reason this year we have a jam-packed weekend! The plan is to explore the Port & Chocolate Tasting at The Old Sugarmill on Saturday and round it all out with a big homemade fondue dinner on Sunday. Lots of food and fun in store – my two favorite things!”
Liz Conant- “This year, like most every year, I have no fancy V-day plans. I’m planning on spending Saturday with some friends wine tasting and eating chocolate and lots of delicious food and then cooking a nice dinner at home and watching movies on Sunday. Friends, food and wine – can’t ask for a better Valentine’s Day than that!”
Christine Schunk- “Being married to a firefighter I often have to move our holidays around his schedule. So, for “real” Valentine’s Day I’m going shopping. When he gets off his shift on Monday we’ll most likely celebrate with a nice dinner and wine at home – I’m hoping the Nugget has crab on sale, that is our go-to V-Day feast. Or maybe we’ll actually go out to dinner this year since we’ll miss the crowds… I have been wanting an excuse to go to Tucos in Davis, or Buckhorn Steakhouse in Winters.”
Julie Berge- “Joe and I are excited to celebrate our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. This year we’re planning on spending a quiet evening at home with some take-out from Mikuni and a bottle of Dom Pérignon we received as a wedding gift.”
Jenna Buhagiar- “We’ve started a tradition of going to the Port & Chocolate Lovers Weekend at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg for our annual Valentine’s Day celebration with friends. This year we’re going on Saturday, so on Sunday we’ll probably stay in, cook dinner and rent a movie. By the way, I do love how the President’s Day holiday falls on the day after Valentine’s this year!”
Karlie Bettencourt – “I am Reno-bound this Saturday for Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure what we are going to do when we get there, but dinner and drinks will probably be involved!”
Maria Chacon- “This Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating with the kiddos and three T’s: truffles, theater and thirty-three. We’ll head to Bistro 33 Midtown for brunch and then watch the Sacramento Theatre Company’s rendition of “Thumbelina.” Afterwards we’ll head home and make what’s become a new Valentine’s Day tradition – homemade truffles from this fun and easy recipe we tried last year.”
Leave us a comment and let us know what you plan on doing this Valentine’s Day!
Romantic Chocolate Truffles
1/3 cup heavy cream
6 oz. dark (semi- or bittersweet) chocolate, very finely chopped
2 Tbsp. butter, very soft
Unsweetened cocoa powder
1. Bring the cream to a boil and pour it over the chocolate. Wait 1 minute, then whisk until the mixture is smooth and shiny. Whisk in the butter completely; cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm
2. Scoop out teaspoonfuls of chocolate, then squeeze and roll them between your palms to form cherry-sized balls – a messy job, but fun. (If the chocolate is too hard to shape, leave it on the counter for 20 minutes.)
3. Roll the truffles around in a bowl of cocoa then toss them from hand to hand to shake off the excess. Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat.
Makes about 24 truffles.
Per serving: 60 calories, 5g carbs, 1g protein, 4g fat, 5mg cholesterol.
Recipe courtesy of Dorie Greenspan, Parade magazine, February 8, 2009