Since we have a 2 year old and V-Day was on a Monday, we stayed home for Valentine's Day Dinner.
It tasted good, but it looked pretty dang unappetizing. I made pork tenderloin smothered in cremini mushroom gravy. See the heart shaped mushroom top center? Heart shaped leek mini quiches, homemade bread, and asparagus soup. I didn't have fresh asparagus, so I had to use canned. Guh-ross. It looked too much like vomit for me to enjoy it. It had heart shaped croutons, though! And for dessert.....heart shaped strawberries with Cool Whip. That was a hit with Violet.
Better luck next year, Adam. I love you, anyway. (Even though the soup doesn't exactly say it.)
I think you did great--better than me!! But if nothing else, as they say, "It's the thought that counts..."
Posted by: Marty | February 15, 2011 at 03:19 PM
I think it looks yummy, all of it. Green soup too. Maybe you should have watched the exorcist as you ate it ;) That could have been fun? Hahhaa! No really, it doesn't look that bad you lovely.
But the rest of the edibles have made me starved.
HAPPY late Valentine's DAY! We had burritos ;) take-out no less ;)
ps: LOVE the sweetheart dress for baby V and the shoes and bracelet for vous!!
Posted by: a fanciful twist | February 15, 2011 at 03:28 PM
I think it looks delicious. We had left over spaghetti sauce, fresh pasta, coleslaw and champagne...by the grace of having a generator. Our power went out a 5pm and not back until 1:30am. Smarter to eat at home, anyway, since restaurants started using prix fix on VD.
Posted by: Charlotte Smothers | February 15, 2011 at 04:33 PM
Oh Laura, how I've missed all your posts, especially the ones about the dinners you cook!!! I bet that was yummy like Hell!
Posted by: Dusti | February 15, 2011 at 10:26 PM
Ever since I saw pork spelled "prok" on a Chinese menu, that's how I always say it now! Are you sure you aren't too hard on yourself? You are a FABULOUS cook & if you're not, it looks really good in pictures!
Loved Miss Violet's darling dress ensemble complete with headband... you are too stylish yourself with the mod-podged shoes!
We ate lunch out on Valentines because I absolutely do not like to fry food at home but love love love halibut & chips. We must be an old married couple (26 years) because really, who eats fish at lunchtime on a romantic holiday?! I used to make fun of people like we're turning into......
Posted by: Jill James | February 16, 2011 at 02:14 AM