How was your Valentine’s Day?

Ours was pretty quiet, and considering the week that preceeded, that was a good thing. Let me start at the beginning, and you’ll see what I mean.
Sunday went according to plan. Before we went to Aaron’s I made a big pot of White Chicken Chili. I knew I wouldn’t want to cook after our little trip, and eating out wasn’t an option because of the rest of the week’s calendar.
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When it snows, some build snowmen. I cook. We spent the day Wednesday waiting for the snow to start. I made a batch of my father’s Peanut Butter Cookies in anticipation. We were supposed to take Michael’s mother to the doctor on Wednesday, but after Tuesday’s little snow the weather guys were predicting a heavy snow. Since his mother lives north of us, Michael had her reschedule that appointment. As it turned out, the snow didn’t start until late, but dinner out with his mother didn’t happen. Leftovers came in handy.
Thursday morning we did wake up to a beautiful sight. We got about 4 inches of snow. The snow closed the interstate between our house and Emily’s, so her birthday luncheon had to be resceduled, but it melted off quickly on our local roads and we were able to make a trip to the store for a chuck roast.
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A pot of Rustic Beef Stew served in Mashed Potato Bowls was delicious on Thursday night.
That brings us back to Friday, Valentines Day.
Michael’s gift to me was a beautiful box of Godiva chocolates. My gift to him was a chicken liver dinner. I know, that sounds strange and really lopsided, but it’s our thing. I always share the chocolate with him, but the livers are all his! Individual Dark Chocolate Cheesecakes finished dinner off nicely.
Although nothing went as scheduled it was generally a pretty good week. Be thankful for what life (and Nature) gives you.

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