Monday, February 28, 2011

Food, Glorious Food

Last night we watched the Oscars and broke out the Martinelli's. We started doing toasts with each other that got progressively funnier and dumber. My favorite of Matt's started out "Four score and seven years ago... I had a dream. I had a dream that one day, yes, one day I would find a wife... Here's to dreams coming true." Hear, hear! He's really quite the poet, my friends.

Shrimp on the barbie with garlic lemon butter sauce

Chicken Piccata with asparagus over wild rice

Grilled steak with citrus salsa

Curried rice with shrimp

I love this song. And I love these little boys that sing it. Their voices are precious!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Looooove Day

I told Matt that I would plan and execute Valentine's Day activities. Just because.
We began with a course of pancakes (gluten-free Bisquick is available now!) with little snausages.

Then I got carried away with a little chocolate making project. Why limit yourself to hearts when you can write chocolate love notes!

Dinner plans that evening got off to a late start due to one of my little abacus students getting very sick... all over the classroom carpet. Way gross. Anyways, Stephanie had recommended this restaurant to me awhile ago. IT IS REALLY DELICIOUS. Dare I say... superdelicious. I am restraining myself from writing a really lengthy restaurant review that details every menu item. 

And then I fell in love. with food. all over again. I had pear and brie cheese pizza with white truffle oil.  As my dear friend Rachael Ray would say, "yum-o".

Matt had pepperoni pizza. Way to stick with the classics.

 Below is the rest of my chocolate making project.

Dessert was milkshakes with the little chocolate lacy heart and raspberries.

In spite of the fact that I insisted on planning everything that day, Matt still managed to surprise me with a few tricks up his sleeve :)
Hope you all had a great Valentine's <3!