No one needs a special day to celebrate love but when there is a day dedicated for love, why not enjoy it! We never go big on Valentine’s Day but it’s a special day in our calendar and we like to celebrate it in our own little way. Eating out is always an option but the thought of waiting for a seat and sitting in a crowded restaurant somehow kills the celebration mood for us.
We like it quiet, cozy and what’s a better place for that than your own home.
It was a sunny day and that had already cheered me up. Then, when Arvind came home with a pot of pink lilies and pollen dust on the tip of his nose, I screamed and jumped like a kid! My heart melted, he just knows how to make me happy! He remembered my favorite flower
So to celebrate the occasion, I made a simple dinner and two fancy desserts, one of which was the wine poached pear. It was probably one of the easiest desserts I ever made. It takes absolutely no effort and I think it looks very attractive too!
I picked some brown pears, which I think are called Bosc Pears. These are my favorite – sweet and crunchy. They were not very firm but firm enough to use in this dessert. It took me about 30 minutes to poach these pears, but it might take longer time depending on the firmness of the pears.
Poached pear could either be served plain with some cream on the side or with some sauce of your choice.
Chocolate and mint is not one of my favorite combinations but this time, I wanted to try it out. So, I dropped few fresh mint leaves while making the sauce. It came out really good! It was chocolaty with very little hint of refreshing mint flavor.
You won’t believe how easy and flavorful this dessert is, until you give it a try!