February 15, 2012

"I would do anything for love, but I won't do that"

I hate spending money on Valentine's Day. I love receiving flowers and I love making David a delicious meal along with something homemade. This year was no different. Except I had a sick baby and another one inside of me who, I think, wants to come out - at least that's the impression I'm getting from all these contractions! Keep on cookin' little boy!
I love that he bought tulips and not roses.
I made beef stroganoff that was really delicious. I'm not going to be humble here because it was really good. I'll share the recipe tomorrow, in a separate post. Served along side some sauteed brussels sprouts with caramelized onions, lemon and grated Parmiagiano-Reggiano cheese. For dessert we had my strawberry shortcakes with whipped cream and macerated strawberries with orange zest (the orange was a delicious kick!). I'd say it was a successful and delicious meal.
I bought David a pack of Diet Dr. Pepper because he loves it and I never buy it, so this is a treat! I also made him his very own rice krispie treat heart to take to work. Whenever I ask him what kind of treat he wants he either says rice krispies or snickerdoodles.
I also made a couple of playlists for us to listen to during dinner. One was a "David Playlist" and one was a "What I Wish David Wanted Me to Put On a Playlist". I've mentioned before that David loves Meat Loaf and basically any hair metal bands. So, if your husband is like mine and enjoys cheesy, rocker music from the 80's check out this playlist. Disclaimer: the Bryan Adams song is "our song" so while it doesn't really qualify as "hair metal", it stays.

If you're husband is the sensitive, indie, kinda nerdy type then eat your heart out on this playlist.


  1. That meal sounds delicious!! I'm excited for the recipe :)

  2. Looks like an amazing Valentine's meal! My sister, Tara, is friends with you on instagram and she said everything you make looks gourmet and delicious! She said "Is she always in the kitchen?" And I replied, "Yes. She simply loves to cook. That's why she is so good at it!" You are my idol. Happy belated Valentine's Day!

    P.S. Thanks for the music list. I've been looking for new music lately and you just made it a lot easier for me. :)


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