February 14th – it’s Valentine’s Day – and the day where winter’s veil is beginning to lift, showing glowing daffodils, vibrant crocuses, and blooming blossoms on cherry trees.
Sometimes I forget how lucky we are to live in the Great Northwest! It’s the secret that only Oregonians know of (well, I guess I can’t keep a secret) – that the season’s are absolutely more spectacular here than anywhere else in the country. I mean, did you see the picture of our trip to the coast in the earlier post???
Here’s a lovely treat that will give you a Hug & kiss to celebrate Valentine’s Day, as well as a burst of fresh flavors & color to celebrate the emergence of Spring – Enjoy!
Fresh Fruit Tart
I made this for a potluck recently, and it seemed to be a crowd fav!
(I can’t find the recipe at the moment, so I’m posting this anyway & will update with it tomorrow. Oops!)
So I’ve had a hard time focusing on what to tell you about first. You see, I’ve been a busy bee in the kitchen and, with my new job one month in, I have now assumed a new routine. That means my afternoons with me sipping tea while I search for recipes, create them into meals, capture photos along the way, and diligently post the results no longer exist. A point of realization that really makes my bottom lip pucker out & quiver… which Mr. SexyManInCarhartts tells me to be careful of, so I don’t trip over it. Ha! He’s funny, right?! … Yup. That’s why I’m with him.
Anyways….. back to the food….. and the posts. Or lack thereof.
Today was filled with many random ramblings, of which I have zero desire to make sense of. So here’s a list of the musings that flew in & out of my head today:
Oh my God, I really need pack my lunch the night before. I hate not having my lunch sack full because that means DANGER is on the horizon! Dangerous calories and unhealthy food! Oh noooo!
Crap…. that woman’s bagel smells soooo goooooood….
I really need to upload the 50-ish photos of those meals I made.
Is there someway to program a computer to do scheduled work for you? Like “grab the photos of the spaghetti, write a cute blurb, include the adapted recipe, and post. Don’t forget to spell check!”
Eww, I totally think I have coffee breath. Could they tell? (This is always my least favorite part of the day.)
Alright, lunch time. Good thing I work close to home! Hehehehe…… 🙂 “Hey you! Leftovers from the super bowl dinner! Here. I. Come!!!!!”
(Are you totally weirded out by me talking to packaged food in the fridge?? I am.)
Mr. SexyManInCarhartts mentioned that I’ve spent too much money lately. My defense? “It’s all on food!” His response? “Yeah, and now look at us working out 3x/week.” And from me? “Yeah but, I cook healthy foods.” Mr SexyManInCarhartts pauses, “Healthy food that is so good I have to eat the entire pan of it. That’s how amazing of a cook you are, Ms. LoveOfMyLife – I can’t stop eating your divine meals!”
Did you believe #8? I totally made it up – a problem I wish we had. Unfortunately, in this relationship, my meals are never referred to as “divine” and I’ve never heard “Ms. LoveOfMyLife”. So, yes. I made it up. Some of it. 🙂
And to round out my day so far, I rushed home from work so I could make a batch of brownies, with Reese’s peanut butter chips, and decided to lick the bowl for my dinner. There. That sums it all up, if you ask me!
I hope to have some food on here soon…
I guess that just means you’ll have to keep stopping by to see when it happens! 🙂