February 23, 2015

Love Day Dinner …

vday dinner

I’m being super untrendy by not writing about Valentine’s Day until a week and a half after the fact. I like to blaze my own trail like that!

As usual, we had a Valentine’s Day dinner with our kids and parents on February 14th. I don’t want to be out and about with the throngs of people on Valentine’s Day, so The Hubby took me out to dinner the night before. We went shoe shopping (happy place for both of us) and stayed the night at a hotel. When we came home in the morning, our kids were all alive and well. Sadly, I slept horribly on the hotel mattress which was  too hard for my Princess and the Pea body.

I spent the rest of Saturday (after eating cronuts) getting ready for our family dinner. I finished up some handmade Valentine cards, I set the table with some new additions this year courtesy of Pinterest (doily table runner and cupid arrows) and got to cooking.

vday arrows

We had chicken parmesan served over pasta, a green salad, and fresh strawberries. I added some paper straws to bottles for pink Italian soda and everyone got a box of conversation hearts. Is it just me or are they yucky tasting now?

vday drinks

I attempted a delicious dessert and it was a win! My friend Michelle made me molten lava cake with a salted caramel center for my birthday and I made it again for our Love Day Dinner.

My Valentine got another punny gift this year which is now hanging in our kitchen:

spooning since

I made it using things I already hand on hand in the house, inlcuding these little antique silver spoons. I love my Hubby! He’s a good spooner.

I hope you had a fantastic Valentine’s Day with someone you love. For me, it’s not a commercial day as much as it is a day to show extra love to the people in my life who mean the most to me.


The Queen Vee said...

It was a wonderful dinner, yummy food, beautiful table, thoughtful and fun Valentines. I love your LOVE tradition.

Bells said...

There is soooooooooo much to love about this post! You have so many talents that are evident every day that you post. I love the table cloth, I want it! I love that not everything has to be pink, red or white to be Valentine's. Love the flowers, love the runner, love the spoons, yep pretty much love everything and that includes you!

We make this a family celebration as well, it's so fun!

Apis Melliflora said...

Love your Love Day traditional meal (pretty sure the cake would be my favorite part!)