Saturday night we did a little experimenting in the kitchen, and we came up with a tasty new pasta dish. We had that for dinner with a bottle of wine while we watched "Mama Mia." James was a pretty good sport watching the chick flick. I did catch him playing chess on his iPhone once, but that's ok.
We don't like to go out for dinner on Valentine's Day. We did it a couple of time when we were dating, and the restaurants are all just too busy. I'd rather cook and have a nice dinner at home. Some years we have picked up Chinese take-out and had that on our china at home. James and I cooked dinner together this year.
|This is how I originally had the table set.|
James came home with flowers! He gave me roses on our first Valentine's day in 1999, and I think this was the first time since then. He gives me other types of flowers from time to time, just not roses. I love that he found a bouquet that had a lavender rose in it. I had lavender roses in my bouquet when we got married. It is a little hard to find them.
Here's what we had for dinner:
Scallops in Vermouth Cream
I originally found that recipe in a cookbook from Southern Living called Easy Weeknight Favorites
Roasted Brussels Sprouts I'm not a big fan of Brussels sprouts, but these are so good!
Multi-grain Rolls (not homemade)
I made the chocolate covered strawberries, and James got the ice cream at Whole Foods. If you've never had it, I know green tea ice cream sounds awful. I tried it once at a Japanese restaurant, and I love it now. The coconut milk gave this a great flavor.
I hope you all had a great day with the one you love!