Monday, February 14, 2011

Oh Martha Monday - Happy Valentine's Day

This one is for The Mister, my sweetheart!

recipe & full details here

To celebrate Valentine's Day, we were supposed to have a movie date night this weekend, but those plans were dashed by our almost 5 year old who was "grounded" for bad behaviour... which means that we were "grounded" too.   Bummer.  Someday we'll figure out how to discipline the kids without disciplining ourselves too!

Now I'm trying to figure out something special that I can do for The Mister... He loves hot chocolate, so I'm going to make him a hot mug of chocolately goodness this evening.  And I may break out my new donut pan for some homemade donuts... Hmmm.... I probably should serve something for dinner too, but hey, it's a start!

Do you have any special plans for today?  Honestly, we usually avoid "forced merry making" holidays-- so much more enjoyable to go out when couples aren't packed into a restaurant like sardines (captured so well in the movie "Valentine's Day" in the restaurant scene with Topher Grace & Anne Hathaway). In fact, my favorite Valentine's memory happened when I was single and a bunch of girlfriends went out for an "anti" Valentine's Day dinner-- hey, I think that was a scene in "Valentine's Day" too!   So cliche... but true!

Have a great day!