Post Valentine’s Day – Lamb chops, Asparagus, Salmon, and chocolate covered strawberries.

I know I had reposted my chocolate covered strawberries from a few years back. I told you I would repost – this time the same idea, but with different chocolate. I used dark chocolate sugar free chocolate morsels this time. I wanted to see how the chocolate would melt and look with the strawberries. Well, to my surprise, they came out really well.

After washing the strawberries, I dried them off really well. Took a small prep cup with chocolate morsels and placed it in the microwave. Normally, I would have used my double boiler for melting the chocolates, however I was just dipping enough for me and my daughter. My son loves strawberries, but not dipped in chocolate, and my husband doesn’t like strawberries at all. WOH!!

What I found was, melting in the microwave, you really have to keep an eye on how much time. It took about 30 – 40 seconds to melt 1/2 cup morsels. After I took them out, the chocolate felt like it was about to seize, so I quickly added what was on hand (butter). I put about 1/2 tablespoon of butter and quickly stirred until it was nice and creamy. Normally I add a little oil to the chocolate (especially in a double boiler). This is what helps it keep it’s shine without blooming.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Desserts always first, right!!!

Next came a couple of different meals. Just pleasing to the smell and the eye. There were so many different things I could make, but these were the favorites: I don’t like lamb chops, but the hubby and the son certainly do. My daughter and I had the salmon. The same was cooked in the air fryer with some herbs and spices, along with the asparagus – just crunchy enough to savor all the flavor of the asparagus. I made homemade tabouli with fresh parsley (thanks to my Misfits order), red pepper, and red onion. It was delightful!

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