Tuesday, February 16, 2010

V-Day Weekend 2010: Full of Food & Love

Back to work after a wonderful weekend that filled my heart with happiness. (A little sappy, I know.) But seriously, I am just so in love with T and every day is perfect when we're together. This weekend was wonderful and not having to work yesterday (Presidents' Day) made it even better.

So let's review Valentine's Day weekend 2010:
(I must warn you that this is kind of a long post and there are quite a few pictures; so if you're not up to reading about how I engulfed myself with food this weekend, you might want to move along.)

Friday night: T made a delicious dinner for us with his grill. He's been talking about grilling pizzas for awhile and Friday night we had them. Have you tried doing that before? If not, it's easy and healthy and delicious! It's just Boboli pizza dough with sauce of your choice, cheese, fresh veggies.  Then you put them on the grill and after they have grilled for a little bit, you stick them in the oven to broil.  Delicious!

Yummo! Then we drank a bottle of my favorite wine from a local vineyard and watched Couples Retreat.  It was a decent movie but nothing to write home about.  It did make me want to go on a tropical vacation, though.

Saturday: T made a delicious breakfast of fresh omelets with the leftover veggies and toast with my favorite, red raspberry jam.  We went to Target and I picked up a fabulous deal:  A king size comforter with bed skirt and shams for just $22!!  It was 75% off and if you need any bedding, I suggest you hit up your local Target because all of the Targets around me are having the same clearance sale on bedding. I also got sheets for $15 that were originally $80.  I love a good deal!

After shopping and exercising it was time for Valentine's Day dinner at T's favorite restaurant about 40 minutes away.  It's an authentic Scottish restaurant and the wait staff wears the kilts and knee socks and the whole get-up.  There is a fireplace and it's warm and cozy and you can see the chefs in the kitchen working away.  We had an amazing dinner. 

Here's a glance at our menu:
To drink: Champagne with Three Olives Grape Vodka.  Yum. 
Warm homemade bread and scones.  (The bread came with amazing garlic butter spread.)
T had the "Lazy Man Surf and Turf" which was out of this world.  I had quite a bit of his lobster and really treated myself to that delicious butter the meat was soaking in.  I had sea bass with a dill sauce that was presented in some kind of parchment paper and SO good!  The white flaky fish just melted in my mouth.  Both of our meals came with a delicious salad, asparagus, and red skinned garlic mashed potatoes.
We chose some kind of chocolate/peanut butter heaven for dessert.  It was quite delicious.  I'm actually wishing I had some of that bread right now.  (I was bummed I didn't bring my camera to dinner so here are some photos after we got back.)

T also gave me some beautiful flowers and chocolate.  I gave him a photo on canvas and framed that I purchased from http://www.canvaspeople.com/ but I actually was really disappointed because the picture is totally blurry. 

(BTW, I feel like a total fatty as I type this post and think about all of the food I consumed this weekend.  And there's still more to come!)

So Sunday I felt my inner-Julia Child come out to play. I made Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese/marshmallow frosting (yummy!) and then made Chicken Marsala for T that was AMAZING! I'll be posting the recipes for both soon. If I can do it, so can you

Monday: I had the day off and spent it babysitting my sister's doggy, Bella.  She's such a good girl.  We spent the day together and went over to my grandparents' house for dinner.  Now Bella is staying with my grandparents until my sister and parents come home from Florida (which btw, they said it's freezing down south!)

~Dining Diva


  1. sooo much good food!! im so jealous...i need to make those pizzas for myself!! :) yum!

  2. this post has officially made me hungry! the food looks so delicious! and pretty flowers :)

  3. Returning the sap -- I can't tell you how happy it makes me to hear about how happy you are! I love you. And I love T. for being so great.

    All of that food looks amazing. I've been doing so much cooking the past few weekends, I almost brought back Domestically Deficient.

    And Grilled Pizza sounds so good. We make our own pizzas on Naan bread weekly -- I'm going to try grilling them this week.


  4. my mouth is watering! Sounds like a wonderful V-day:)


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