You totally wish you were my Valentine. If you were my Valentine, you would have gotten this lovely 5 course homemade meal.
I pulled out all the stops. I put down place mats. I even made a tiny candle holder out of a shot glass and orzo.
I'm so inventive. As you saw before, here was the first course - a salad made of avocado, mango, blood orange and strawberries.
It was followed by Angel Hair with homemade Pesto. I love pesto.
Next came lamb rib chops with turnip gratin. See the nice plating? That's from watching a lot of Top Chef.
The turnip gratin had cream, garlic and gruyere cheese. Look how yummy it looks.
Yeah, it's good.
Then we had a cheese course (we're so French).
The cheese was from the Essex Street Market. Very fancy sheep's milk from a local dairy. Love it.
We ended with Panna Cotta with raspberries. I marinated the raspberries in meyer lemon juice and sugar. Panna Cotta was Zack's favorite dessert when we were in Paris, so I thought that would be nice.
He's pretty happy about it.
He brought me fancy chocolates. We were too full to eat them, but it was very nice.
I hope you're having a 3 day weekend! I'm not and neither is Zack. Whoops.