V-Day food: sex versus love
I wasn't even going to post anything on Valentine's Day food on The Day because I felt like we've pretty much done the topic to death already, but then I noticed Baltimour Maryann's entry on randy recipes. First of all, great name for a post. But that got me to thinking: To me, Valentine's Day is a Hallmark day and has very little to do with sex. It's a sweet day, a G-rated or at the very most PG-rated day.
But when I got to the Epicurious.com page she linked to, I was shocked to see the photo was of three chocolate souffles, not two, which gave it a suggestive menage a trois quality. (I cropped it for us because this is a family blog.) ...
Then I started making up meals in my head for a G-rated and an X-rated Valentine's Day dinner.
It's funny how sensual things can be that you never thought of before. Shrimp don't seem particularly sexy to me, but the Epicurious site has a recipe for -- I'm saying it in my best husky voice -- Pan-Roasted Sizzling Shrimp.
Anyway, here are mine:
G-rated: boneless chicken breasts with a white wine and cream sauce a la Julia Child, rice, asparagus with a delicate hollandaise; strawberries and creme anglaise for dessert.
X-rated: oysters on the half shell to start, a black-and-blue porterhouse, death-by-chocolate cake.
You get the idea.
(Photo courtesy of Epicurious.com)