Currently, I am sitting with my footsies propped up, listening to sweet tunes, while my husband slaves away in the kitchen. My sweet hubs came home from work with a load of groceries, which is kind of a double treat (I am the primary grocery shopper and chef around here). As for the main course, he dropped the phrases "shrimp pasta", "wine sauce" and "Maggiano's take-out menu", so either way I know it will be okay ;) Having Matt cook is sort-of a catch-22 for me. I certainly am enjoying the view from the living room, but I cannot help but catch a glimpse over my computer every now and then to ensure my kitchen is not going up in flames or anything. Counting tonight, he will have cooked for me a total of 3 times in the last 7 years, one of which we ended up with PB & J sandwiches and chilled apple juice on a picnic blanket in the hills of Alamo Heights. The sandwiches and juice might have been simple, but the memory certainly is not! So far, I have only been called into the kitchen twice... Once, to show him how to pull and peel a clove of garlic (he was quite impressed with my "swift slap using the flat-edge of the knife" trick to make peeling that much earlier). And secondly, to see if the shrimp were done cooking.
But, now to post on the same topic from this weekend... FOOD!
Saturday, we enjoyed the company of some dear friends over a fine meal. Marissa, made some amazing red potatoes sprinkled with rosemary and lemon, while her hubs, Rob grilled some serious chicken. Matt and I brought a fresh greens salad with bleu cheese and pears, and proschuitto wrapped asparagus for an appetizer. And we ended the evening by sending our selves into a sugar coma with chocolate milk shakes, fudge and baked apples. My pancreas still hasn't recovered. I made the fudge from a new recipe I found on Mrs. Betty Rocker's awesome blog. It was Birthday Cake fudge (basically fudge with yellow cake batter added in... yes, another catalyst to sugar coma).
Not to mention, last night I made some delicious Buffalo Chicken sandwiches with bleu cheese crumbles and a side of carrot sticks.
Now that you all have gained 10 lbs. reading my post, I better sign off (I am being summoned to the kitchen again). I will be sure to update everyone on how the dinner turns out!
May your evenings be filled with love, joy and happiness. Happy Valentine's Day!