While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
As if you didn't already have an excuse to plow through heart-shaped boxes of candy confections today, February 14 also happens to be National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day!
There is something about that moment when you bite into a cream-filled chocolate and the rich flavors all meld together in perfect harmony. Who knows? It could almost be described as some kind of love, but it's definitely some kind of wonderful.
Giving a satiny box of chocolates to the one you love on Valentine's Day didn't become a tradition until the second half of the 20th century, and typically those boxes were bursting with more than just uniform rows of little round chocolates.
So whether you purchase chocolates filled with sweet (and mysterious) surprises for a loved one or yourself, enjoy the loving rewards of today's food holiday even if you don't observe Valentine's Day. After all, life is like a box of chocolates...