Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Whew...it's been a busy week here in the magnolia household. Tonight I'm looking forward to making dinner with my husband after we put the kids to bed. We're having seared halibut with sauteed greenbeans with garlic and shallots, and butternut squash risotto. For dessert I picked up a decadent chocolate and banana rum cake from Whole Foods, just big enough for two people! We're also having a rose' prosecco that looks oh so good-I'm really into rose' sparkling wines these days. I had a glass when we went out to dinner the other night and it was tasty!

Speaking of dinner, it was so nice to go out the other night. I had lobster and shrimp macaroni and it was soooo good. It was pretty rich and I was actually full most of yesterday. It also could have been from the piece of cheesecake we shared for dessert too. (YIKES!) I could hardly eat at our Mardi Gras themed supper club last night. I signed up for dessert and made Emeril's Praline Bread pudding. It was good, but took a LOONNNGGG time to make. Don't recommend making it with 3 kids running around.

Now I'm just getting ready for the boys' birthday party this weekend. We are having carnitas, (thanks Slacker Mama), guacamole, pico de gallo, Paula Deen's slow-cooker macaroni, and these cupcakes. How cute are they?

9 comments:

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Those cupcakes are *ADORABLE*! What will you use for the green leaf? (might have to steal this idea)

Hey-if you like Rose Wines, you have got to check out Tavel--it is our favorite type of Rose, from Provence.

Happy V Day L!

Steel Magnolia said...

It's a Martha Stewart recipe. The leaves are taffy-how cute is that? Thanks for the tip on rose, I'll try it!

slacker mama said...

Ooo! Carnitas! I hope they are a hit! They are YUMMY!

The Cupcakes are adorable! E would LOVE those...she's a big big big fan of sprinkles!

clemsongirlandthecoach said...

Really? We had fish sticks...and hush puppies. It's embarrassing how well you eat...and cook...

:) Happy Vday

Deep in the Heart said...

Love the cupcakes. Might have to make some to celebrate Spring's Arrival. Dinner sounds yummy too. Tell me how the crock pot mac and cheese goes. I've seen her make that.

Deep in the Heart said...

Love the cupcakes. Might have to make some to celebrate Spring's Arrival. Dinner sounds yummy too. Tell me how the crock pot mac and cheese goes. I've seen her make that.

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

You guys definitely know how to do it up right! I need to take cooking lessons from you. The cupcakes are so adorable. Please take lots of pics! And the bread pudding-could you please mail me some???? Ha! Ha!

The Mrs. said...

I'm drooling!!!! Everything your mentioning sounds so good!

Serah said...

Those cupcakes are adorable! DH and I had clams (for him) and shrimp for me last night. Yum!

Happy Valentine's Day!