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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Hearts Day!

Happy Hearts Day to everyone!

Since we did not have a very successful Valentines Day last year ... we lost our dinner reservations, the flowers my hubby ordered and paid way too much for never arrived, and we had to go to 3 different places till we were finally seated for dinner ... we decided that this year we would celebrate early. Jojo and I had a nice brunch last Sunday, exchanged presents, went for a walk afterwards and had dinner with family.

And while we did not go anywhere tonight, I did want to make a special home-cooked meal for my hubby.

This is what we had ...

Roasted tomato and red pepper soup (from Trader Joe's).
It's soup-er good!

A salad with baby spinach leaves, grape tomatoes and candied
almonds. I lightly drizzled it with a warm ginger-based vinigrette.

Seared porkloin marinated in lemon zest, ginger, light terriyaki sauce and fresh ground peppercorn, with a side of steamed baby green peas, and fluffy buttered couscous.

Dinner for two - and since it's a special night I used the fine china and crystal champagne flutes we got at our wedding (even though we only had sparking apple cider) and of course, we got to eat in our "formal" dining table rather than our kitchen counter!

Happy Valentine's Day from us to you! Hope you get to share this special day with a special someone -- and if not, no worries, Valentine's Day is equally special when shared
with family and friends :)


jml said...

So smart of you to celebrate the way you did. All fun and no stress. Way to go! Looks like you had a great meal too. I am impressed. Keep it up.

leslie Ty said...

Happy Valentines Day Jo and Jojo ! :)

I'm really impressed with your dinner preperation (love the picture presentation! )

Jogo and I went to Melo's and we had a great 8 oz. rib eye steak each :) Traffic was not that bad in Manila compared to previous years...

We are alos celebrating VDAY with sina Herbie, Kelly, Duane, Jacob and their partners tomorrow night...another steak dinner for us :)

Wish we can celebrate Hearts Day next year together :)

jol said...

Great way to celebrate Valentine! And this your new "invention" beats the traditional way. Encourage you to come up with more bright ideas!