Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy {Belated} Valentine's!

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's yesterday! I had intentions of posting this post last night, but we ended up having a computer free night...which was lovely!

Valentine's at our house was simple but filled with love! {And smoke!}

My hubby greeted me at the door with these...

Instead of eating out, I cooked dinner...baked scallops & shrimp, gnocchi, & stuffed mushrooms. Yummm.

I thought I'd take a picture to show you how pretty our meal turned out to be, but the best laid plans....
As I was taking the seafood out of the oven, my hand slipped and I dumped half of it onto the oven floor. Should have taken a picture of that! We ate it anyway. And it was quite yummy. But not picture worthy.

For dessert I made molten chocolate lava cakes. Yummmmm again. 
These are sneaky little treats, that make your husband think you are a gourmet chef, but really, anyone can make them. I am NOT a baker, and these were a cinch for even me. I promise! Try them yourself! 
I used this recipe and served with sugared fresh raspberries and ice cream.

But I would recommend 
NOT spilling half of your dinner on the bottom of the oven 
before baking these, because we had a house full of smoke as I watched anxiously while the cakes were baking, hoping nothing erupted in flames! {It didn't. Phew.}

It certainly was a memorable night!
Not as smooth and romantic as I had envisioned, but it was still perfectly us! 
Hope your night was too!

Now I'm off to clean my oven. :)


Ginny said...

The flowers are beautiful-the menu sounds wonderful (and you managed to create a memory that you will laugh about in years to come!) The dessert looks decadent!! Sounds like it was a 'love'ly evening:)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous flowers! Molten cake is a serious good time :] Puts me in my happy place!