CheapSexyEats: Cocoa Chocolate SaucePosted: February 7, 2011
I have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. It’s history is not very sexy. The commercialism is ridiculous. And how are you gonna express ALL of your love for someone in ONE day with a measly, poor quality, store bought box of chocolates? Or a meaningless card? Or a bland pre-frozen cake? Why are we letting a day on the calendar tell us when and how we should express love?
On the other hand, I’m aware that Valentine’s Day is just the reminder that some people need to show the one they love a little more appreciation. I knew an old man who hated holidays, but always celebrated Valentine’s Day because “everyone needs all the love they can get.” I totally agree with him on that!
So if you want with all your heart to participate in the holiday for your cutie, but don’t have enough green, this week is full of low cost ideas with a whole lotta heart!
Let’s start with the obvious: Chocolate!
I need chocolate sauce, and I’m not going to buy any. I don’t eat it that much, and the stuff in squeeze bottles in too junky! I have cocoa though, and I know that you can add an oil to it as a substitute for baking chocolate. I did a little more digging, and I found a few good recipes.
Drizzle this on a store bought cheesecake, homemade cookies, or various body parts. Just don’t limit it to February 14th.