Classic Vodka Martini // Weekend Cocktails No. 18


This is a classic vodka martini with a twist. It's strong, crisp, and very classy. We recently had a birthday party for Megan and it involved vodka martinis and an oyster roast. It was amazing. If you plan on serving this drink at a party, you'll want someone to be the bar keeper, as you do have to make every drink individually.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1/2 oz dry vermouth
2 oz vodka
Lemon peel
Ice

Directions:

In a chilled martini glass, add the vermouth and briefly swirl it around in the glass and then toss it out. Add the vodka to shaker with some ice and either shake or stir until cold. Pour through the strainer into the glass and then garnish with the lemon peel. Drink and enjoy!



Eating In // Breakfast in Bed & A Chocolate Waffle Recipe








One of the quickest ways to make someone feel special is to bring them a tray of delicious fresh waffles and steaming coffee right to their bed as soon as they wake up. If everything goes according to plan, your darling one will awaken as soon as you walk through the door with said breakfast. Already everyone is in a good mood; both the giver and the receiver. You bring the treats in and all thats left to do is to enjoy each other and your chocolate waffles. *Note: we did spill a small bit of waffles on the bed. Still worth it. 

Ingredients: 
Makes About 12 waffles 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 
  • 4 eggs 
For the glaze: 
  • 1 cup powdered sugar 
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (Combine the two ingredients. If it's too thick add more cream) 

Directions:
1. Preheat your waffle iron. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
2. Combine the eggs, milk, butter and whisk until blended.
3. Stir in the dry ingredients and the chocolate chips.
4. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the waffle iron and cook until the waffles are slightly crisp.
5. Serve with the glaze and whip cream (optional, but delicious).


Recipe: Megan Forbes
Photos: Christina Hussey

DIY // Valentine's Day Treat Pouches



This is one of those super easy yet super fun way to give some treats to someone you love. All you need is to run to your nearest craft store and grab some paint (this one is called "Date Night"). You can grab whatever stencils you want as well as goody bags. We got brown bags but this also works on little canvas bags too. Just paint using the stencils onto the bags, let them dry and fill them with delicious treats!
Supplies: 
  • Pink paint 
  • paintbrush 
  • brown treat bags 
  • small bowl 
  • letter and shape stencils 
Directions: 
Using the letter stencils, write out cute words like "kiss" and gently fill in with the paint. Do the same with various fun shapes and words. 
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