Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sharing the Love

Happy Valentines Day!

Jonathan and I had such a busy day today that we celebrated Valentines together last night. Usually, Jon pulls out all the stops and makes me a gourmet meal on Valentine's night. He picks a menu and pulls recipes and spends HOURS cooking for me. 

The food is always great but by the time it is ready it is usually very late at night and every pot or pan has been used and is in the sink. This year I told him I wanted to cook together. I think it was a great improvement. He still picked the menu and recipes but we both worked together to make the dinner. Our little girls also pitched in when they could. It was fun. Plus we were able to clean as we went so that by the time we sat to each we had a relatively clean kitchen.

I even set the table with our china, which is not something I have done in a very long time. I need to do that more often. Here I am at the table ready to dig in.
The menu for the night was Duck Breast in a Pink Peppercorn Demi Glaze Sauce and Fresh Corn Pudding.
For dessert, I went up and put girls to bed while Jonathan got really gourmet on me and made lovely profiteroles with a richly decadent chocolate sauce. We filled them with mint chip ice cream and a vanilla ice cream sandwich ice cream. They were wonderful. He may not do it often, but when he wants to, my man can cook. Love you Jonathan!