“I’ve got a bunch of Valentine’s cards on my shelf, and I want to make a few gifts for my boyfriend,” says Sarah.
“I’m not the type to ask him to make something special for me, but I think he’s a nice guy and would love to have some of my favorite dishes.”
Sarah wants to make sure that her boyfriend’s Valentine’s gifts aren’t just for Valentine’s day.
“It’s the only day I don’t really like to go out with people I don’ know,” she says.
“So, what I’m trying to do is create a bunch that I can share with my boyfriend and make sure he doesn’t forget about them.”
For this project, Sarah uses a box cutter and some simple scissors to make some pretty, fun-to-make gift baskets.
Each basket has about 10 different dishes that are designed to make the perfect Valentine’s gift.
Sarah says that the first step is to make each basket herself.
“We just make them out of a bunch and cut out some of the shapes that you see on Pinterest,” she explains.
Sarah also cuts out some decorations and some of her favorite dishes to make it look like they are on her shelf.
“These are all things I’ve been eating on Valentine’s,” Sarah says.
The last step is cutting out a couple of pictures of the dishes on her fridge so she can keep track of which ones she is going to make.
For this Valentine’s dinner, Sarah made some simple, simple dishes, including a simple tomato soup with roasted red peppers, roasted peppers, and cheese, and a simple roast beef and green salad with carrots and cucumber.
“What I really wanted to do was try and take a different approach, make something a little more fancier and not just have the basic, basic dishes,” Sarah explains.
“The things that I want from this dinner are really simple things, so I think I’m really going to enjoy them and make some of them.”
To make the dishes, Sarah starts with a box cut out and the shape of each dish.
“After I cut it out, I go to the freezer and put it in a box and seal it up and put the box back in the freezer,” Sarah adds.
Sarah will then make the baskets by cutting the shapes out and then taking them out and putting them back in a jar.
After each basket is cut out, Sarah goes over them with some paper towels to make them a little thicker and then she makes the rest of the baskets.
“When I’m ready to take out the baskets, I have my kitchen timer, so it will record the time that I have left,” Sarah notes.
She then puts the baskets into the freezer until they are ready to be eaten.
To make sure the baskets are ready when the dishes are ready, Sarah makes a few simple, easy modifications to the dishes.
“To make the salad, I put the green tomatoes on top of the veggies,” Sarah jokes.
“You’ll see in the picture that I’ve added a bunch more green beans in the salad,” she adds.
“Then I put some lettuce on top.
Then I add some spinach, which is super simple.
I just cut a bunch up and added it to the salad.”
Sarah then adds some tomatoes, some sliced cucumbers, and some roasted peppers and garlic.
“In the end, it’s going to be super simple and not too sweet, but it still tastes good,” Sarah assures us.
“And it has so many nice ingredients.
I’m going to keep it simple for Valentine.”
For Sarah’s Valentine dinner, she made the following dishes: Tomato soup with red peppers and roasted peppers with roasted peppers.
“My boyfriend said that he would love it,” Sarah said.
“He likes roasted peppers on their own and I don-I want to try making it again.
And I’ll definitely be making this again for sure.”