While in Atlanta this month, my friend Lynda served us a delicious berry sauce over brie with crackers as an appetizer. Her sister, Mary, had brought it back from Michigan during Christmas and given Lynda a jar. So I have to credit Mary with inspiring me to pursue this Valentines idea. I guess it's very appropriate since Mary grew up in Michigan with her maiden name of Mary Mee. Now how cute is that for a Valentine's inspiration - she kept that name until sweet Jeff did marry, Mary Mee! Now they live happily in Atlanta, near Lynda!
I loved that sauce so much that I ordered 3 cases for the store for Valentine's Day gifts. Of course, we had to embellish the label and top a little bit with a few Romancing the Home touches. This sauce, a confection of cherries, raspberries, blackberries, and lemon, is delicious with ice cream, cheeses, pound cake, and waffles. For Valentine's Day, we used a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut the waffles into heart shapes. We have embellished this Valentine's Breakfast idea with pink roses, petite little dessert cloches, and sweet little cherubs. A full selection of the cloches and the fantastic Mixed Berry Sauce is available at the store.