I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I had a great one. We celebrated Valentine's Day on Saturday night. My husband had to see some patients on Saturday afternoon so he didn't get home until a little after 5 PM. I decided to surprise him with a romantic dinner. I decided to transform our sofa table into a Japanese style dining table (pillows/floor). I had purchased a really cute Valentine's Day table linen last year on sale that I was dying to pull out of my linen closet. It draped over the sofa table a tad bit but with the white throw pillows and packages you hardly noticed. I made a fabulous chicken and rice meal. It was lemon chicken baked in a white wine, cilantro, and lemon wedges. It was awesome! I just came across the recipe last week and I was surprised how easy and delicious it was. I promise I'll post the recipe this week. It really worked out because we cuddled on around the table and watched "High Society" with Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Bing Crosby (such a classic).
Here's our tiny little table....
I'm sure you've noticed the monkey theme. My husband's nickname for me is "Monkey." He gave that name when we were first dating. A long story but I love it. He's always buying little monkeys.
These are sooo good. I made chocolate almond and butterscotch pecan truffles. YUMMMM...And they are so simple to make. Perfect for any holiday. Again, I'll post the recipe once I have more time this week.
Look at the lovely gifts my hubby got me for Valentine's Day. I'm a huge Southern Lady fan so now I have their fabulous 2010 calendar, adorable Mary Lake Thompson towels, a book on Tea (stunning photos), and a fun Southern book written by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson. He also got me a beautiful Villeroy & Boch colander and tray but I haven't taken a photo of them yet. I bought my hubby two new shirts that look great on him. And a fantastic new jacket from Michael Kors. What I didn't tell him is that I purchased a new wool coat for myself from Michael Kors (wink).
I can't believe the steal I got on these red roses today. I ran out of milk and ran to the grocery store this evening. These roses were on sale for $5.00. I love roses and thought for 5 dollars why not. They had a ton of bouquets but I already have three vases full of flowers. Otherwise I would have purchased a few more bouquets.