I hope you all are ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I know, I know, it’s a made up holiday blah, blah, blah. But you know what? It’s fun! To me, Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays where the fun comes from going completely over the top–pink and red everything, little kid cards (Should I get Spongebob for my students again this year?), sprinkles, chocolate and champagne. I mean, why not? Don’t we have every other day of the year to be restrained and reasonable?
Fun doesn’t have to mean complicated, though. Take this pink grapefruit with champagne. I hesitate to even call it a recipe because it consists of only two ingredients and requires no cooking at all. Martha Stewart lists this as a perfect dessert to use up leftover champagne. I have two problems with that. First, if it’s Valentine’s Day, I want a rich, decadent chocolate dessert. Secondly, leftover champagne? What’s that? I say open the bottle for breakfast and finish it over the course of the day. Why not? It’s Valentine’s Day.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day from the very beginning with this simple pink grapefruit and champagne–then spend the day finishing the bottle!
Pink Grapefruit with Champagne
from Martha Stewart Living, January 2006
1 very large or two medium ruby red or grapefruits
1/2 c. chilled champagne
1. Cut grapefruit into supremes (Not sure how? Check out this video.) and arrange in two champagne saucers. Pour equal amounts of champagne in each saucer.