To me, the way to define a great holiday is with food. It's just not a holiday occasion without a special meal.
So my Valentine's Day gift to Mother and Michael was to fix a great dinner. We had lobster tails, fresh spinach, and french bread, a crusty baguette.
When I was driving home from the store the smell of the baguette was intoxicating.
I ate more than my share of the spinach.
In truth, it was an easy meal to fix. I just dumped the tails in some water with lemon juice and boiled them for a minute. The bread was buttered and put in the oven to warm. The spinach took a few minutes because I pull the stems off, but sauteeing it was a 2 minute deal. Olive oil, butter, garlic.
I was not in the mood to do a fancy dessert. So I relied on Publix excellent store brands of ice cream.
We had Otter Paw ice cream for dessert.
Our movie was The Blind Side, which Mother hadn't seen before. We didn't finish it but we will.
It was a really hectic day - work, Mike had an orthodontist appt., then I took him to tennis. Bought groceries. Picked him up. Cooked dinner.
I am SO ready for a three day weekend.