Sometimes I think we don’t spend enough time making desserts. Most of us, yours truly included, aren’t the best pastry chefs. It’s so easy to pick up a little something from the local bakery. So often, dessert after dinner is nothing more than a bowl of ice cream while watching T.V.
Valentine’s Day 2018 poses some major problems for Catholics. Not since 1945 has Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday fallen on the same day. For those of you not familiar with Catholic teachings, Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Lenten Season; a somber day of fasting and abstinence. Simply put, by today’s rules, fasting means small meals and abstinence means “no meat”. Somber Days are not days for celebration, indulgence and chocolates. A real killer to all the romance of a fancy dinner, champagne and caviar, wouldn’t you say?