Today was a day for lovers or distant love or love yet to be attained. Some say it was a holiday made up by the people at Hallmark in order to sell more cards. or was it the candy companies trying to see more chocolate. or maybe it was the florist trying to sell more flowers?
Regardless, today was a day that we all think about love. Whether it is the one we are yearning for, the one we are with or the one we have lost. I consider myself to be rather lucky. I have been married to my best friend from high school for the past 32 years. We have both been through hell and heaven together. We still enjoy each others company and he makes me laugh. For me that is an important of life. Laughter always helps you get through the rough spots. He is there when I need a strong shoulder or when I need a pit bull to protect me and keep me safe. He is the best father and husband I could ask for.
Just in case he is reading this, don't get me wrong,. He has many faults as well. As do I. Nobody is a perfect human being. If they are, they are probably boring.
On this St. Valentines Day, I ask for nothing from him, as he always provides and takes care of the important things regardless. I try to make something special for him, since i love cooking. It is the best way I can show how much I love him.
This year was a new recipe. Individual Beef Wellingtons. I had never made that before and though I would give it a whirl. I was pleased with the outcome. I found out the hard way its to let the mushrooms mixture cool and the tenderloin, before placing it in the pastry dough. LOL Live and learn. I accompanied it with steamed green beans and small baked potato and a small salad. For dessert, homemade German Chocolate cake.
Yes, it sounds like a lot of food. Even though the portions were of small to medium size, I could not finish all of it. Yes, the dogs did get little tastes here and there. Cake, well it was really good. The more than half the individual cake was back in the fridge for tasters tomorrow.
All in all it was a nice and quiet St. Valentines Day. How was yours? Any funny stories out there you may want to share? Any really romantic stories?