valentine's day

hello & happy valentine's day! how was your weekend? we had a wonderful time celebrating early, our first valentine's day as mr. & mrs. we set the table with our nice china*, i made some festive red napkins, put on some music, opened a bottle of wine, and got to work making a restaurant quality meal at home.

we used martha's valentine's suggestions as a guide, making prosciutto wrapped melon, filet with cilantro garlic butter, matchstick-cut potatoes with gruyere, haricot verts with toasted pine nuts, and finishing with individual chocolate pudding cakes. it was decadent to say the least.

(oh, did i forget to mention the champagne & strawberries? yep, we had them too.)

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i made a small batch of hearts for our parents, which we hand delivered on sunday.

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on valentine's day during our junior year of college, (we went to school 9 hours apart), i sent matt a heart-shaped pizza from a local pizzeria in town. it was a blizzard that year, and i was on the phone with the place several times that day since they weren't sure if they could deliver it. well, they did, and he still talks about it. (the way to my man's heart is truly through his stomach).

we may just have to share a heart-shaped pizza tonight to celebrate.

have a happy heart day!

*did i ever show you our wedding china? we chose kate spade's belle boulevard pattern and i am still smitten!