Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Day

I just have to say first that I really do have the cutest, sweetest, most adorable daughters that ever have been or ever will be. Really. Saturday morning they got up early and made breakfast in bed for Chris and me.
We got toast (which was toasted on the pop-tart setting, so it was kinda more like slightly crispy bread and butter) "oatmeal" for Chris - it's actually granola that the girls soaked in milk, thinking it would soften up - and a pop-tart (the Costco kind, of course) for me. Plus, we each got a HobNob that our friends brought back from England. See, those girls thought of everything! The only drawback was that they brought it to us at 7am. Oh, well, I guess we can't have it all.

This Valentine's Day happened to be the 10th anniversary of our engagement, so we decided to do what we did 10 years ago and have a candlelit dinner. My most wonderful husband spent the entire day (plus a good part of the day before) in the kitchen fixing the entire meal. I didn't have to do a thing! Here's the table set with the first course:
We had 3 mushroom soup (sooooo good!) and spinach and peppered pear salad with raspberry vinaigrette and homemade croutons, made with homemade French bread.

For the main course we had phyllo-wrapped chicken with sundried tomato-cream cheese filling, roasted Greek potatoes, and steamed broccoli with creamy lemon sauce.
And then dessert...dark chocolate mousse...mmmmmmm...
We had to pretty much roll ourselves away from the table when we were finished. Even though Chris reduced all the recipes down to two servings, there was still wayyyyy too much food. It was all so yummy, though!

And I had to post this picture because we got a kick out of looking at the table:
No, we're not alcoholics. We just like fancy-looking glasses, and we made candle holders out of Martinelli's bottles.

And the best part: the girls stayed upstairs and watched their movies without bugging us at all! It was a Happy Valentine's Day indeed, and here's to another 10 awesome years (and then a lifetime after that!) with the best family anyone could hope for!


  1. PLEEeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaassseeee! Send me those recipes! Thnx!

  2. Wow. I didn't know Chris was such a good cook!
    And hobnobs for breakfast? Your girls truly are awesome.
    (As a side note, the lady down here at the London Market said they don't make dark chocolate hobnobs anymore. Do you know anything about this? If it's true I'm ready to write the company. :) )

  3. Wowee! I need those recipes as well. Please post them.

  4. Wow, that is impressive! You will definitely have the share the recipes.


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