Happy Valentine’s Day! For your Valentine’s listening enjoyment, check out Weekend Lovers Soul Mix by Erik Simmons (one of Ryan’s students at EMU).
I love love & I love to celebrate it; so bring on the chocolate, bring on the flowers (roses from Pot & Box), & bring on the Valentine’s pj’s (check out my sweet Valentine’s pj’s in the photo above)!
Ryan & I went out to dinner last night at Terry B’s in Dexter, MI to celebrate & had a delicious dinner. But, for tonight, we got all the ingredients for a great Valentine’s Day dinner at home (after his basketball game, of course).
We found a **recipe for Pasta with Goat Cheese, Lemon, & Asparagus on Epicurious & we stopped by Sparrow Market & Zingerman’s Deli (where we picked up this AMAZING peppercorn goat cheese) for all the ingredients for our feast & paid a visit to Everyday Wines for a great bottle of wine to pair with our meal. And, for dessert, we picked up chocolate covered strawberries from Schakolad & we’ll pair that with another great bottle of wine (I had this wine with a strawberry dessert once & it tasted just like fresh, sweet strawberries, yum!) that I picked up from Everyday Wines.
** We tweaked the recipe a bit here and there. Grill the asparagus coating it with kosher salt, coarse ground black pepper, and some dried lemon peel. Use more lemon zest than the recipe calls for and just toss the ingredients together when serving no need to pre-mix everything unless its for presentation purposes. Sprinkle a little bit of lemon juice on top when served. We also served the dish up with rosemary and garlic bread. For that we just took some minced garlic, chopped rosemary, and combined it with some Earth Balance and spread it on some thick slices of Zingerman’s Rustic Italian bread then baked in the oven at 375 until lightly brown. Next time we make the pasta we are going to add some sauteed onions (with butter and balsamic) into the dish.