Valentine Goodness

Valentine’s Day morning included lots of cuddling and floor-playtime.

As part of his special Valentine’s lunch, Gabriel got to paint bread before eating it. 🙂 Also known as cheap entertainment that lasts 15+ minutes, brought to you by mixing two drops of red food coloring into a couple tablespoons of water.

While my parents took four of their grandchildren out on a Valentine’s date, Steven cooked dinner for me. Grilled steak topped with a garlic, mushroom, and red wine sauce. Israeli couscous, sweet corn, and chianti wine accompanied the deliciousness. Wow. Yum. My husby is a true gourmet!

And I spent a lot of time in the kitchen yesterday too. First I made another type of gourmet popcorn. Cinnamon Cookie Crunch Popcorn. Super tasty. Another winner. I plan on tweaking it a bit and trying Cookies And Cream Popcorn soon. (Yes, I’m on a gourmet popcorn kick…)

But what took the majority of my Valentine’s Day was dessert. While Steven does dinner, I provide the dessert. And this year I tried my hand at a crepe cake. Wow. So much work, largely because it takes a long time to make 40+ crepes with only one small skillet! I made chocolate crepes, cream custard for the filling, and chocolate ganache to top it. It may be a heart attack waiting to happen, but it’s downright incredible. A true hit.

5 Replies to “Valentine Goodness”

  1. Oh my goodness, that cake!!! It looks divine. Could I get the recipe from you for sometime int he future when I have a ridiculous amount of time and yummy ingredients on hand? Thanks. 🙂

  2. That first picture of Asher had me laughing! What a happy little guy!!
    Your dinner and dessert looks divine and I’m sure tasted just as well.
    I can see why it would take a long time to make but Mmm!!
    Someone else said about you all looking so happy. I echo what a blessing that is to just see the JOY on your faces!

  3. Mmmmmm!!!!!!! That looks dee-lish! My mouth is watering lol I also enjoyed getting to see a little bit of your kitchen! It looks so cozy =]

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