Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, which is great because most people won’t have to work. How about making your own Starbuck’s type coffee at home and have it while reading the paper in bed before church.

Peppermint Mocha Coffee

3 Tbs. mocha powder
1 ½ Tbs. peppermint syrup
1 oz. expresso or ¼ cup double strength coffee
12 oz. heated or steamed milk
Freshly whipped cream
Red sugar sprinkles

Combine equal parts mocha and warm water to make a syrup. Pour into a 12 oz. mug and add coffee. Fill remainder of the mug with milk. Garnish with whip cream and red sprinkles.

Have a light lunch (there will be lots of calories in dinner!) If the weather is bad maybe go to a matinee, if it’s nice out how about a hike or even just a walk around the neighborhood. Start preparing for dinner early and do it as a couple. That’s what makes it fun. Pour 2 big glasses of red wine and enjoy!

(I’ve got 2 Italian Dinner menus and 2 French dinner menus posted below to help you out!)