Be mine, Valentine

So this was the greatest, yet simplest and most relaxing Valentine’s Day ever.  The hubby and I both worked until 7 and just had a nice dinner together, that wasn’t rushed.  I tidied up the apartment, lit all the candles, put on my favorite jazz music (the fantastic Sean Jones) and started cooking away.  The hubby brought home some flowers for me, which were lovely, and totally scored him some brownie points.

We didn’t exchange any gifts this year, but instead we planned a mini-break weekend to the Virginia wine country (which I will blog in detail about very soon) and I am totally sold on this idea for every Valentine’s Day in the future.  Anyway, married life is pretty sweet, and today just reminded me just how sweet it can be.

I made a mushroom marsala pasta with artichokes that I found while perusing over at Smitten Kitchen, poured some red wine and then had chocolate sugar cookies, yes chocolate, that I found on Annie’s Eats and just had to try. Needless to say, my royal icing hearts did not come out as fabulously as her’s, but they got the point across and they were delish to boot!


Dessert (LOVE that mini dessert pedestal, thanks Mom 2)

close up of the cookies

All in all, a delicious and successful Valentines!  xoxo

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  1. Karen Burns
    Posted February 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Awww, nothing better than young love and great food! Nice photos too.

    Enjoy your mini-break weekend away,

    xoxo, K.K.

  2. Posted February 17, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    can we make royal icing together soon? i’m scared of it!

    • Posted February 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

      absolutely! it was actually not too scary…just have to be mindful of making it the right consistency for what you want to do with it…

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