Monday, February 15, 2010

V-DAY special!


This year I decided (for once) to try and get into the Valentine's Day spirit.....I am not really into V-day....it is something that I always find kind of sappy....when I think about it though I think I thought that because I never had someone in my life that I really wanted to be sappy with....until of course I met "T".....

Now "T" seems way more into V-day than me.....the last few years he would get annoyed with me because I would usually have to work late on the day or I had forgot it was V-day and planned something else...I don't know what hit me maybe it was all the sparkly red hearts hanging from the shop windows....or all the V-day hype on TV had finally gotten to me, or had I become exactly what Hall*mark wanted, a V-day believer...supporter...yes I will go into that card store and spend 6 bucks on a crazy card for my Valentine...........whatever it was it happened to me!!

I got this brainwave on Thursday morning........I know a bit last minute, but whatever I got the itch......I was going to do something special for "T".......instead of him always doing the V-day dinner for me.................so I started with my plan..........I quickly fired off an email to my husband...an invitation to join me at 6pm on Sat night at our house...........he was not allowed to be there any earlier...in perfect "T" fashion he replied with a wisecrack response........"is this for real, is this really my wife.....if it is, I will be there for sure"!!! haha "T"......yes I know this is unexpected and out of the ordinary but give girl a break.....I'm making an effort here!................so then the real planning began!!

I started scouring the internet for some of "T's" favorite recipes......now I love to cook but I HATE to bake.......what is T's favorite thing.... dessert.........so I knew that was going to have to be my focus........I finally decided on dark chocolate molten lave cakes.......easy but pack a lot of punch I was pretty confident that he would love that...........and then the rest of the meal just fell into place.....

I worked until 4pm on Sat afternoon so I didn't have a ton of time to get all of this going, but with some organizing I pulled it off.....Terry arrived home around 6:20 which was such a blessing to have that extra time...we started with some wine, his favorite cheese, roasted garlic and crackers...then moved on to tenderloins with a chili/blue cheese crust, a spicy sweet pepper ratatouille......and roasted sweet potatoes........and of course the lava cakes topped with raspberries and icing sugar for dessert........ahhhh it was a success and really so much fun!!!

I don't know if it is the fact that there is more hype surrounding all of these "hallmark holidays" or what, but I am glad I got into the spirit this year.....tons of fun with my Valentine!!!!! lol

7 comments:

Sheila's 2010 Adventures said...

Ahhhh!!!! Awesome! I want some of those recipes. Hehehehe.

Shelley said...

*Watering mouth* Okay, now you make me with *I* was your Valentine ;)

Now you will have to pull off another surprise he won't be expecting, ie something different next year :)

Glad you both had a good Valentine's Day.

You usually forget...lol....of course it's us singles who don't forget and wish we could.

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Fantastic! nothing says loving like a calorie laden meal! ;)

Sarah said...

Holy hell - you are freaking Martha Stewart - that menu made my mouth water. Good for you.

Brooke said...

you are an incredible wife! :) good for you putting your feelings on the holiday aside and really diving in!

i say "screw hallmark" by not buying a card. but i definitely enjoy celebrating the day!

Sally Bacchetta said...

Com on Michelle, it's not fair to tantalize us with your menu (and that PICTURE) without posting your recipes!

P.S. Thanks for your good wishes on the TV spot.

Dionne said...

Good for you! Sounds amazing! I am sure he loved the time and effort you put in.