Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? Brian and I have never liked crowds, so the thought of going out on the actual holiday has never appealed to us. I’ve usually made a nice meal at home and when the kids came along, I’ve tried to make special or fun meals.
You know, to go along with the chocolate. *smile*
One year we did an “All Red & White Meal” and served spaghetti sauce over pasta, strawberries & raspberries, and a salad made with red lettuce. I think I “allowed” chocolate for dessert, though. I learned it’s actually kinda hard to come up with a well-rounded meal that’s only one or two colors.
This year, Brian and I went out for an early celebration last Friday. We went to a nearby small town for breakfast- our favorite meal to eat out – and visited a couple of thrift and antique stores – one of our favorite activities.
After doing a Google search, we found a cute small-town cafe that served a nice breakfast which we will visit again for sure. However, I ordered a Salmon Eggs Benedict that was recommended by the staff (plus reviews I read online). I don’t know why I keep trying- I’m always disappointed in restaurant hollandaise sauce after growing up with our homemade Easy Hollandaise Sauce. It’s got such bright and light flavors compared to the restaurants heavy, greasy- and this time actually sweet – flavors.
So that’s it- I’m really and truly not gonna order eggs benedict in a restaurant again – I’m sticking with the best hollandaise sauce I know and am going to choose a simple egg dish when we eat out.
Monday- Cheesy-Crust Ham Pie (this is the third time on the menu, and this time it’s really getting made- I’ve been craving it!), chopped vegetable salad
Thursday- Soft tacos with home canned salsa
Friday- Kids cook- we’re outta here!
Saturday- Burgers (if we get home in time..)
Sunday- Creamy Pesto Pasta, sauteed green beans (frozen)