A Valentine. A True Love.

by Joanne on February 14, 2009

Before I get into what a GREAT Valentine day this has been, I’ll go back to my early morning start. It had to be early because Ted and I were celebrating our day at lunch time today.

Up at 5 AM (on a Saturday as well! Can you believe it!). I went downstairs on the treadmill because I didn’t want to wake Shane up so early and also, since he isn’t on his regular diet, I didn’t want to run as far with him.  So I ran 6 miles in our gym.  It was a cold 18 degrees this morning.  I ran another 3 miles outside with Shane and walked with him for a total (including the running) 4.7 miles. Good exercise.

I had my famous Saturday omelet this morning.  I used the left over onion, broccoli, tomatoes, and mushrooms from last nights huge salad.  My fruit was 1 red, juicy apple.

Saturday omelet

Saturday omelet

 

VALENTINES DAY

What a wonderful afternoon. As I mentioned this morning, lunch was centered around the recipes taken from the FoodNetwork show “How to Boil Water” with Tyler Florence.

We both did the cooking. It was fun.  We had Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Scallops (and I added shrimp as well).  For dessert, we had Molten Chocolate Espresso

I only had red wine available to use in the Risotto but it came out perfect!  The recipes were pretty much followed as presented by Tyler Florence.  We loved the lunch. Perfect-O!

First, look what surprise visitor Ted invited:

My valentine

My Valentine

The fire in our hearts

Martini & Rossi with a Raspberry
Martini & Rossi with a Raspberry

 

 

 

 

We exchanged cards and talked about our life and love and how blessed we are.
We then lit a beautiful fire.
Next, we poured the BEST Sparkling Wine:  Martini & Rossi Asti.

Both of us then set out to make a wonderful lunch.

Ted did the constant stirring of the Risotto while I prepared the dessert and then cooked the scallop and shrimp.
We both thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
Today was a special day indeedy because even I had dessert (I usually make it but never eat it). 
What a day.
What a wonderful day. 
Ted asked “why don’t we do this every weekend?”   I wonder… why don’t we?!!!
Hope your day was just as special. 
See you tomorrow.
Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Scallops (and Shrimp) with Multi Grain Bread and Lemon Rosemary Dipping Oil

Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Scallops (and Shrimp) with Multi Grain Bread and Lemon Rosemary Dipping Oil

 

 

 

 

Creamy Risotto and Multi Grain Bread

A Valentine Lunch Plate: Creamy Risotto and Multi Grain Bread

 

 

Molten Chocolate Espresso with Whip Cream and Raspberries

Molten Chocolate Espresso with Whip Cream and Raspberries

 

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