To go out to eat or to stay in? It was a hard decision.
I am a nightmare to go out to eat with because of my gluten allergy, asking the waiter for dozens of substitutions and tweaks. For this reason, Jesse and I rarely go out to eat and often cook together instead. We decided to do the same this Valentine’s Day.
We both got dressed up and went grocery shopping for our items. He planned the main course, I planned dessert. As far as the appetizer, it is always just understood that we will have prawns. It is a throwback to when I lived on the coast in England and we made the most delicious prawns in butter every night for dinner.
It was after 9 until we got cooking but we cranked * the music and got to work and proceeded to eat for the next three hours.
First, there were the essential prawns:
Then, Jesse whipped up lamb chops that were one of the best meat experiences I have had up to this point in my life.
And for dessert, a Primal Chocolate tartlet that was too rich for words.
We (read: I) had an eventful time making it. Never leave tinfoil bits on dark chocolate then place them in the microwave. Happy Valentine’s Day, I burnt your tupperware!
Anyways, needless to say, we had a ball making gorgeous food and eating for hours. I LOVE to be training long distances again because I am back to having the metabolism and food consuming ability of an adolescent boy.
The festivities continued to this evening. Jesse was horrified as he made a wisecrack about Bubba’s Shrimp Shack last night that I had never seen “Forest Gump”. So tonight we sat down with a box of chocolates and strong coffee and watched it. Yes, I realize we eat enough sweets to create an early onset of diabetes but I would like to think about it as fuelling for our weekly cross country ski trek tomorrow.
I am so happy to be on Reading Week break. It feels like I can breathe again.
*So one of my very close friends happens to be dating this ridiculously talented musician. I am just throwing a plug in for him because I bought his newly released album this week and have it on repeat. He is doing frequent shows in this area and I would encourage you to go hear him! Or at least buy his album. Support good music!!!