This year, I decided to take a whole new approach to Valentine’s Day. Partly inspired by Seraphic Single’s Operation Valentinus, I pledged not to allow myself to be depressed by this Hallmark holiday and instead use it to cheer everyone around me up.
This included making valentines for a few of my single gal friends, my nephews, and my nieces:
It also includes throwing a little dinner party for some single gal friends this evening (the blank invitations to said party at the bottom of that picture).
And it included making treats for work — namely, a variation on Grace Ann’s famous Chocolate Amaretto Pie. My variation includes making the filling:
And then filling individual chocolate cups, instead of filling an entire pie crust. The pie is just so rich, you only really need a little taste. The individual chocolate cups are the perfect solution.
While at World Market buying the chocolate cups (and the chocolates I bought for some single gal friends), I also found these:
So they were filled with the chocolate amaretto filling, too!
Happy St. Valentine’s Day, everyone!