It was a strange Valentine's Day for us yesterday - Paul was sick and took the day off of work. I was busy with work running a conference in Toronto. It's the first time we've ever been apart for Valentine's Day.
We ended up having a special dinner on Saturday. The table was set with bunches of tulips (as always - we both abhor roses).
The first course was a composed salad from a Jamie liver cookbook. Paul pulled it together - burrata, citrus, smoked prosciutto, pomegranate arils, greens, and Parmesan cheese. It was so good we had the same salad then next night as well!
For the mai course we made one of our favourite jamie Olive recipes - a 12 hour slow-roasted pork shoulder coated with a fennel rub; gravy; an amazing potato, leek, and gruyere galette from Martha Stewart; and roasted carrots and beets. AMAZING!!!
We were pretty full by then so we waited a bit before dessert. When we finally indulged it was with this decadent chocolate fudge cake. MMMM
Yes, it was a great meal and the company was even better. Just the same, I would have eaten Kraft dinner and had a diet coke if it had meant we could havebeen together last night and Paul weren't suffering from this sinus infection.
Next year . . .