Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

Since I best communicate my love through food, that's what the whole holiday was about!

I started out the holiday weekend by making heart-shaped hamburgers for lunch on Saturday (the 13th). Yes, I know. I might need help. The kids thought they were hilarious and adorable, though. Shaping the raw meat into hearts was a tiny bit gross when I stopped to think about it, but luckily, I was hungry and love hamburgers, so I got over it quickly.
Halfway through eating our heart burgers, the doorbell rang. Since Kevin best communicates his love by buying me stuff, he hit the nail on the head with these beauties! (Just kidding, Kev!) We don't normally "do" much for Valentine's. We normally get each other cards, sometimes sappy (him) sometimes funny (me) but don't usually do gifts. With that in mind, it was extra special to get these beautiful flowers!
Since the big day itself was on Sunday, we had a normal morning (CCE, church, quick lunch at a Mexican place we hadn't tried before). We knew the best was yet to come!

Like I said, we don't usually do much for V-Day. Restaurants get super crowded (I don't enjoy eating dinner at 5:00 or 10:30, so going anywhere nice on the actual day is hard). Babysitters are scarce on the best of days for us, so for the BIG day we'd have to plan weeks/months in advance, and we don't do that. Since we started having kids, I've taken it upon myself to make a fancy-schmancy meal each year. It's getting hard to out-do myself each time, but this year was close! Based on the kids enthusiasm for my bacon-wrapped fliet mignon on New Year's Eve, I decided to make that again, this time also going for steamed crab legs, green beans with bacon & roasted potatoes! The original plan was to have chocolate fondue for dessert, but we were so stuffed after dinner that no one had room! That got pushed til the next night! My mouth's watering just thinking about it!
Most importantly, though, is that my Valentine cleaned the whole kitchen for me afterwards! It was a GREAT day!


Sara said...

Wow, Miss Fancy! Looks delish...well, everything but the crab legs!

I wish my dishes would have been done for me...

Michelle said...

WHY WHY WHY can u not live closer to me? U do such cool stuff!

Joanne said...

Michelle, want to move to Texas? The housing is very affordable, and you can guarantee at least one meal a week at my house? Miss you!