This Tuesday is Valentine’s Day. Just remember to be super sweet to your sweetheart! As you will read I’m not a fan of going out to dinner on Valentine’s day, and really I’m not so much into the hearts and roses thing. I much prefer jewelry or furniture… no just kidding (or am I?). I love events. Don’t tell Bobby but we are going to a The Philadelphia Art Museum and then to dinner in Philly. We love museums! Fun and memory making! What are you doing with your honey or friends? And Happy birthday brother Alan! xo
Let’s have a yummy week!
We finally got our first big-ish snow! It’s cold and windy and the snow is swirling around the farm fields! It makes me so happy! I love snow and it makes me want to cook warm and cozy meals!
Adding pumpkin to a recipe give it a warm and oh so scrumptious flavor! I keep a couple cans of pureed pumpkin in my pantry for meals like this… and pumpkin protein shakes!
Make sure you listen to episode 7 of Decorating Tips And Tricks HERE. We are talking about how blogging has influenced our decor style! Some behind the scene stories too!
I try to eat fish once or twice a week. And I love finding easy to make recipes. One of my very very favorite fish recipes is fish piccata. YUM! Lots of lemon and capers and mouth watering flavors! I found such a great blog called Recipe Tin, filled with wonderful eats! Doesn’t this 15 minute meal look amazing?
- Fish Piccata
- Crispy Potatoes
- Green Beans
TUESDAY- HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all my sweetheart readers! I hope you feel very loved today!
I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day dinner at a restaurant. The restaurants are so busy and the menu is usually a special prix fixe one. We have an intimate dinner at home and go out the following week!
Lobster tails are so so easy to make and cost a whole lot less than in a restaurant. Sweet C’s has a fabulous video for perfect Lobster Tails. See it HERE. The secret to a great succulent lobster tail is good lobster and to not overcook it!
- Lobster Dinner For Two from Sweet C’s
- Twice Baked Potato
- Wilted Spinach With Golden Raisins And Balsamic Vinegar
- Flourless Chocolate Cake (see upcoming post)
Today I’m planning all the spring decor I’ll be adding to my home. I’m thinking lots of twigs and branches. Lots of greens and fresh organics. And I’m even thinking about adding a mustard yellow color to the mix of neutrals. What a fun day to plan and dream!!!
Make sure to catch episode 8 of our new podcast Decorating Tips and Tricks HERE. We are talking about decorating mantels. What a fun conversation!
I’m making a double batch of Loaded Baked Potato Soup and freezing some for lunch!
- Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Do you eat leftovers? I have to disguise them. Bobby grew up eating leftovers day after day and is not a big fan. We eat leftovers for lunches and that’s okay, but now so much for dinner.
I made a whole chicken last week and froze the leftovers. So today I’m making a delicious single-serve chicken pot pie with a puff pastry top with some of the leftover chicken. So much easier than making pie dough and so much tastier, I think!
- Cheater’s Chicken Pot Pie
- Roasted Broccoli With Parmesan and Pinenuts
I love Fridays, not because it’s the end of my work week… it’s not! But that means Bobby’s home and company often comes and I love when my home is filled to the rafters! Jacqueline and Jonathan and my sweet baby Anderson are here this weekend. YIPPEE!!!! I’ll be making lots of snacks because Jonathan likes to graze when he comes home! Did you just say you would like to see a picture of Anderson? Oh of course I’ll share a sweet picture of him! He’s three and a half months old. How time flies!
Make sure to listen to episode 9 of Decorating Tips And Tricks. We are talking about FIXING PROBLEM AREAS IN OUR HOMES. You can listen HERE.
I’m making one of my family’s favorite! I’ll have all my kids home. What bliss!
- Killer Fajitas
- Refried Beans
We love Grandma Lo Bianco’s Meatballs. My friend gave me the best (and easiest) homemade meatball recipe. It was her grandmother’s and Grandma Lo Bianco swore her to secrecy. You see how that worked! Fran says she knows her grandmother is sitting outside the pearly gates just waiting for her! YIKES!
Really, these meatballs are so scrumptious! See the recipe tomorrow. We have Fran and Grandmom Lo Bianco to thank! If you are listening Grandma Lo Bianco don’t be too hard on Fran… your meatballs have made countless meals so delicious!
OTHER RECIPES ON THE MENU…
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