Friday, February 6, 2009

Sweets For Your Sweet

I've never been one to over-invest myself in a day of required romance; Valentine's Day was more fun and carried less pressure when we were kids, no?

That said, I don't think it's appropriate--or even very nice--to let the day go by without a little extra effort, some small gesture of love.

This recipe for Champagne-Poached Pears over at Cookie fits the bill nicely. It's sweet, it's special, it's easy to make and it involves champagne! What more could any Valentine desire? (A kid-free stay on a fully staffed, private Caribbean island, sure. But there's a recession out there. This year some fermented fruit will just have to suffice.)