In preparation for Valentine’s Day tomorrow (and Gav returning from Utah after 3 weeks away!) I’ve been a full on storm in the kitchen.
I’ve prepped my pizza dough for the homemade pizzas I intend to cook, I’ve made most of my salted caramel popcorn panacotta and I decided to make some Oreo truffles using some left over ingredients.
If you haven’t had an Oreo truffle before, don’t ever have one because once you do, the dark side will consume you! But if you must have one, they really are quite easy to make:
- Bash up some Oreos and mix with a small amount of cream/cream cheese (use a small amount first and add more if you need…you don’t want a wet loose mixture)
- Roll the mixture into balls and chill
- Whilst chilling, melt the chocolate of your choice (I used milk)
- Dip the balls in the chocolate and decorate to your liking.
Easy. Quick. Devilish
Date night last night involved a meal at the Bar and Grill restaurant in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.
This is my 2nd visit now and I would quite happily keep on going.
Food: I had the prawn tempura starter. The dish was presented very prettily and consisted of 4 monster prawns with a delicate batter and a sweet, lime laced Chilli sauce. For the main I had spilled pork burger which was juicy and moist and was so large I barely touched the chips. Alongside this we were given bread and dipping oil and overall I really couldn’t complain about any part. Delicious (Gav had the beef carpaccio which was melt in the mouth, followed by a risotto)
Price: 2 starters, 2 mains, a bottle of Chardonnay, a espresso martini and a vodka for just under £100. Very reasonable.
Ambiance: A modern clean cut venue, white and fresh. We had the added benefit of being sat by the window so had the enjoyment of watching the night pass and the fancy cars too! (When you go out I this area you have to be aware it’s full of money and so be prepared for: fast cars / botoxed women / old men pretending to be young / dapper outfits)
Negative: the only complaint is that as soon as we declined pudding we were ignored. When we wanted another drink Gav had to hail down a waitress who seemed annoyed at our request. Despite repeating the order twice the waitress for some reason didn’t understand and a second person then came over (how hard is it to understand “vodka pleas”?)
Score: 9/10 It would have been a 10 if it wasn’t for the slight waitress complaint