Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's growing on me.

These two love bugs are responsible for my husband and I crossing over into Hallmark Holiday territory.

These valentine's were like cupid's arrow through the heart....

That arrow resulted in making cookies.....

and pretty flowers.....

an INSANE dessert made by my husband (smitten kitchen's blood orange cake accompanied by Goat Cheese and Honey Ice cream....RIDICULOUS!!)

We also busted open a special bottle of wine that was aging in our cellar (a.k.a....sitting in our basement).

For dinner we made Donna Hay's Pasta with walnuts and blue cheese, and the mister made steaks.

Cupid's arrow is kind of amazing.


Melanie said...

That picture of the kiddos is ridic. They are too cute!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Guh. I need that recipe for the blue cheese pasta toot sweet, lady.

Erin {HuddyP} said...

I need to know more about this goat cheese and honey ice cream...it sounds incredible.

GiGi said...

thanks, mel!
shan, it's super easy:

while your pasta is boiling (and you're drinking wine, of course). heat up a couple of tbsp of butter in a pan, add 1/2 c chopped walnuts, toast a few minutes, and add a few tbsp cider vinegar. set aside.
when pasta is done and drained, add, about 6 oz baby arugula, sliced blue cheese (the good stuff..none of that athenos crumble mumbo jumbo), pepper, and top w/ the walnut sauce....i also drizzled a bit of evoo on top.

erin...that ice cream i s off. the. chain goood.locally made..
come visit.......i will buy you a tub, pinky swear.

Erin {HuddyP} said...

it's official. As soon as the sun rises tomorrow I am walking my fat ass to Kansas City. See ya in 3 weeks.