I am Anti-Valentines Day. There I said it; I am officially out of the Valentine’s Day heart. You are probably thinking to yourself “Of course you are, it’s because you are old and single Bobbie.” No, it is because I show everyone how much I love them all year long. I really do feel that Valentine’s Day is just over commercialized and 8 times out of 10 leads to someone being hurt. You buy flowers (that die), Chocolate (that goes to your thighs), and say “I Love you.”(That you may or may not mean) on one day of the year because someone tells you too? That just sounds a little to contrive for me. I will admit that I did start at least trying to celebrate Valentine’s Day when the girls were born. I bought them little stuffed animals, candy, and a card. The candy ended up on their face, the little animals were forgotten the next day, and who knows where the cards went. Being a single Mom and money being very tight I would end up more frustrated than loving. I would tell them I loved them and they would get that glazed look that says “Yeah Mommy, you said that yesterday and the day before, we know already.” So over the years Valentine’s Day has been a little sparse around here.
So you may ask what do I do on Valentine’s Day? Well I still buy little things for the girls, but only little things. This year we are celebrating my Mom and Dad’s 50th wedding anniversary (Go Mom and Dad!) and I will be having my annual Anti-Valentine’s Day celebration. This year I am honored to have some very important guests, My “I Shot Cupid Cupcakes” and Old World Gourmet Drink Mixers.
Valentine’s Day is a day of chocolate, right? So what better way to be Anti-Valentine’s than with sinfully rich Chocolate Cupcakes Filled with Grand Marnier Buttercream and topped with Chocolate Ganache and Coco-Tini’s? I really can’t think of a better way unless someone knows how to gift me Johnny Depp. If someone gifted me Johnny Depp on Valentine’s Day I would sing it’s praises for the rest of my life. However, since that is not going to happen I am sticking with my original plan!
Old World Gourmet makes it so easy to make cocktails for any party. You just add your alcohol of choice and Old World Gourmet does the rest. Coco-tini is part of Old World Gourmet’s Bitch Bags collection. I received Dirty Bitch, Mojito Bitch, and Bitchy Blueberry Pomegranate. I honestly felt the Dirty “Bleep” fit better with my little celebration since it was chocolate. However, I did try the Mojito and oh my it was lovely. I definitely, definitely recommend it for your next summer party! It is very light and refreshing, perfect for a hot day. It is so easy just put it in the freezer for a few hours and “bam!” mixed drinks for a crowd.
Of course no anti-valentines day is complete without cupcakes and they have to be adult cupcakes! One of my favorite recipes for adult style cupcakes is a chocolate devils food cupcake with Grand Marnier piped in and topped with a dark chocolate 60% bittersweet ganache! Yum![amd-zlrecipe-recipe:24]
I received products from Old World gourmet for a mention on my blog. All thoughts and opinions are my own.