17 February 2011

Valentine's Day Our Way

As promised, here are some photos of mine and Brandon's first married Valentine's Day.  Our little celebration involved:

Small but sweet presents. (Brandon gave me the DVD of Beauty and the Beast and a homemade card.  I gave him a box of chocolates and a maroon cardigan with brown leather elbow patches to add to his professorial wardrobe.)

My gifts for Brandon
My first attempt at Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  (A grocery store outing + a couple of hours in the kitchen = Bifteck Saute Marchand de Vins, Gratin Dauphinois, and Petits Pois Frais a l'Anglaise. Fancy fancy! Can't wait to try more recipes!  I'm feeling so original right now, maybe I'll even start a blog where you can read my journey as I cook through the whole cookbook... Juuuust kidding...)
With my cookbook

Bifteck Saute Marchand de Vins, Gratin Dauphinois, et Petits Pois Frais a l'Anglaise


Most importantly, Brandon thought my cooking adventure was a tremendous success! We enjoyed our dinner accompanied by candlelight, French wine, and the Breakfast at Tiffany's soundtrack on vinyl.  :)

Brandon enjoying our Valentines dinner

Top that off with some Valentine's cupcakes and a couple of movies on the couch, and it was time to call it a night! Valentine's Day 2011--  Check!

Courtesy of Brandon's cell phone

Valentines Cupcakes

What was the highlight of your Valentine's Day?