Three simple tips for staying cool and fresh this Valentine’s Day when preparing a special meal for your loved ones.
Valentine’s Day is a day of friendship, love and romance. It is also a day for sweets, chocolate and delicious food. On this day, we are inspired to eat wonderfully indulgent desserts, and yes, many times we’ll go get those elsewhere. But, if you are like me, you’ll get that tingling urge to make something yourself because desserts are always better if they are homemade. Don’t you agree?
The thing is that Valentine’s Day is the last day you want to be tired, sweaty and frazzled for having spent all afternoon in the kitchen trying to bake a luscious dessert to impress your honey.
To help you out, I bring you these three tips to keep you cool and fresh in the Kitchen this Valentine’s Day.
1- Plan, plan , plan
If you know that you will be cooking a nice, romantic, complete Valentine’s Day dinner for your honey, make sure to plan your menu for the day ahead for time. Get your recipes and ingredients ready the day before, so that you are not running crazy to and from the grocery store because you are missing an ingredient or two. Not being prepare can truly mess your entire day up and we don’t want that, do we?
2- Prepare ahead
If you have items that can be prepared ahead, do so. Maybe prepare a dessert that you can make the day before like this Strawberry Nutella Cheesecake Parfait. That will minimized the time you spend in the kitchen the day off, which will ensure that you are less tired by dinner time.
3- Use a reliable deodorant
Now, this isn’t really something that you think of when you are cooking in the kitchen, right? Well, I do. Cooking a special meal can be stressful because we want everything to come out perfect, and food just has a way of playing hard when you want it to be perfect. I don’t know about you, but when I’m stressed I sweat, a lot. That is why I’m always aware of my deodorant. Now, I’m going to do a shameless plug here because after years of searching, I found a product that I truly love. I rave about it all the time because of how wonderful it is. I feel I’d be doing a disservice to you, my lovely readers, if I didn’t tell you all about it. Dove Dry Spray is my deodorant of choice. I will not use any other. It keeps me feeling fresh and protected all day no matter where I am or what I’m doing. Plus, it smells great!
I think we can all agree that after long hours of cooking and sweating in the kitchen, feeling fresh and protected is very important. Specially on Valentine’s Day, when your significant other can walk up on you at any moment for some unexpected smooches in the kitchen. Now, if you want to stay fresh and smelling great, while cooking your honey a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner, go and get yourself a bottle of Dove Dry Spray. I assure you that after you try it, you will not use any other.
Disclaimer: I did not received compensation for writing this post. I did receive a complementary bottle of Dove Dry Spray from my friends at Dove after one of their representatives heard all about my genuine love for the product.