|Brownies! The Ultimate Valentine, Photo: NK|
Predictably, that's just what we did last weekend, and I'd love to share what we ate with you. Special thanks to the hubby for choosing a fantastic menu and making almost every dish.
But first, a cocktail:
This Pomegranate Gin Drink is the color of love. Basil gives it a refreshing, herbal quality...
|Stuffed Peppers Tapa. Photo: NK|
so here's our hors d'oeuvre of Spanish Tapas (from Ina Garten's newest book Make It Ahead)
Then we absolutely had to crack
A lovely Bordeaux.
|Chateau Pierrail Bordeaux, 2011, Photo: NK|
|Juicy Roast Chicken with Creme Fraiche & Herbs, Peas with Pancetta, Photo: NK|
A side of Peas and Pancetta, also by Ina Garten, paired perfectly with our very simple main course.
Now, I ask you, what's Valentines day without a sweet? For us, it just had to be Brownies. And not just any...
Ina Garten's Outrageous Brownies
My husband even made an extra batch to gift to our family.
Cute heart-shaped cookie cutters from J Crew took these Brownies to the next level.
(Paper Straws available from Spritz by Target)
There you have it. Valentines Day 2015. A wonderful reason to cook and an excuse to indulge (as if we needed one). Until next year!