I hope everyone had a good valentine's day today, I know I did! For me, every holiday (no matter how small) is a fantastic excuse to cook up something new :) Today started with heart-shaped french toast with sliced strawberries, then I enlisted Big-Bug and Middle-Bug to help me decorate some valentine's day cupcakes (naturally they needed to sample one as well when they were finished.) These cupcakes were a huge triumph for me. I have been trying to replicate my favorite cupcake frosting for YEARS now, and today I am pretty sure I finally got it right! Unfortunately, I didn't write my proportions down....so here's hoping I can do it again next time :)
This afternoon, Hubby set up a wood working project in the garage and Big-Bug and Middle-Bug got to build a wooden ship with their Daddy while Little-Bug napped and I ran out to take care of a few errands. While I was out I picked up the mail and found a hilarious envelope from my in-laws. Of course, there was also a nice card inside, but this envelope is the best!
For dinner tonight the boys got to top their own heart-shaped mini pizza and they really enjoyed themselves. Surprisingly though, they weren't too interested in actually eating them...possibly because they were saving room in their tummies for a second cupcake ;-)
Hubby and I tucked the boys into bed early tonight and had our own valentine's dinner just the two of us. I made Hubby's favorite, spaghetti bolognese, and I spiced it up a little with a pear and prosciutto salad. We shared a nice bottle of lemon Perrier, since we aren't big wine drinkers, and finished with a strawberry mascarpone tart. It was delicious!!
|This was my first experience with prosciutto and I was impressed. Super tender and more mild than I had expected.|
|Mascarpone and strawberries is maybe the best food combo in the history of food.|