I’m still married!!!
However, as you might imagine, I had my Valentine’s Day work cut out for me after that last post. Not that Husband’s really the jealous type, but a girl can still dream. At the very least, I had to exert more effort on him than anyone else I might know. No small task.
I started a day early with this:
An apple and cranberry crostata. I had some leftover pie dough kicking around from the vegetable pot pie, so I made a simple, free-form tart. We had half of this for dessert on Valentine’s Eve, and then I had some more for Valentine’s breakfast. Husband didn’t have any for breakfast, but I offered it, and so I still get credit.
For Valentine’s dinner, I reached into the depths of my festering crock of cabbage to make this:
Pork chops on a bed of sauerkraut and apples, as suggested here by the lovely Pyewacket of New England Grown and the Seasonal Cook. This was lip-smackingly good, and earned me some serious points with Husband, not to mention with myself. (Oh, I almost forgot, Happy Valentine’s Day, self!)
Carrot cake, Husband’s favorite. That I made this is really saying something because I don’t really love making cakes (eating them is a different story). I tried to decorate the top by painstakingly arranging pecan fragments into a heart-shaped mosaic design, but it ended up looking unbelievably stupid not to mention that the symbolism was all wrong. Here, have some cake decorated with a heart shattered into a million pieces! I didn’t really think it through. Husband is the one with the artistic touch, not me.
There might have been other Valentine-y things, too, but I’m only required by law to tell you about the food-related stuff. God, do you people have to know everything?