Here's what I am thinking for this year...
A couple months ago, I took a cooking class with some girlfriends. We had a blast and learned to cook several new desserts...yum! There was this adorable young couple next to us who were having the best time together. While the rest of us created fall themed apple tarts using leaf cookie cutters, they used hearts to cut their dough...so sweet!
Sure, I could be taking a a bit of a chance with this idea because my husband is not really into cooking. He might be the master at the outdoor grill and holds the annual job of making breakfast on Christmas morning, but the thought of him taking a cooking class makes me giggle. I just can't see it...which makes it even more of a fun idea!
The class my friends and I took was at Sur La Table (and no, I am not being compensated in any way to mention them). Their cooking studio was huge with all the high end appliances and gadgets you could imagine!
Or in case he doesn't go for the idea, I could sign up for something more general and not so 'date oriented'. This way if he really doesn't want to join me, I could still take the class with a friend again! So basically it's a win-win situation...for me that is!
After all, the class we took was so much fun!
Not only were we laughing and enjoying each other's company all day, but we learned some very valuable tips!
Such as, you must use a candy thermometer when making caramel!
You should have seen the disastrous attempt the boys and I made with our caramel recipe a few years ago because I didn't think one of these was necessary! Believe me, it is!
Another valuable tip.,,You can never add enough chocolate!
Okay, so maybe that is just an opinion, but everyone in the class agreed! Anyway, we learned all kinds of techniques, made three different desserts and got to taste them all! No one could pick a favorite because everything was incredible!
So, that's my plan for a Valentine's Day gift...and if that idea fails miserably, I can go back to using a theme to purchase gifts next year. After all, my 'Everything You've Never Wanted for Christmas' theme went over so well! You can read about that one - HERE.
Have you ever taken a cooking class?