It was time to put all the Valentine’s Day plans onto one table, for one meal, with one special Valentine!
I washed off the beet stains [as best I could], dusted off the flour, crafted some skewers, set the table in a brand new way and somehow managed to shower and put on a dress before the designated dinner time. Our Valentine’s Day Observed was about to begin!
Lots of wine!
Beets Are Red & Cheese Are Blue: A Charcuterie Plate
Danish Blue Cheese Hearts
Roasted Beet [Heart]
Speck & Honey Maple Ham
Cranberry Orange Chèvre
*The fig, blue cheese and raspberry combined best with a drizzle of honey on a slice of the heirloom wheat bread.
Heart Beets Salad
Roasted Red Beets
Blood Orange Segments
Honey Toasted Pecans
(play it be ear…or by heart… or by bad puns?)
(mix to taste)
Remember I said “Lots of Wine?” I wasn’t kidding! We first gave a proper toast and a “sip”…
Then we gave proper attention to the food on the table. We both really appreciate good food, and that shared interest means a lot to me!
Then we just acted weird because we do that a lot… (I guess the photo only makes me look a little weird, but don’t let him fool ya…look at that stare)!
The libations theme for the night was wine, but the theme for Valentine’s Day gift giving was Let’s Learn To Mix More! I couldn’t resist throwing in a little Black Velvet and that cool southern style (via Canada), plus an infographic to teach us much, much, more mixology I’m looking forward to a wee baby cocktail in one of those little chocolate cups.
There’s just one more element to this Valentine’s Day Observed series- a very special finale.
Stay tuned (and please excuse my handwriting… I had a lot going on)!