Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Sweet Heart Day

Valentine's Day was extra sweet this year. Still on my Use-It-Up bandwagon, I tried to keep things simple, and I was so happy with how my dinner and dessert turned out, especially since my grocery bill was next to nothing. We had fish, rice, and asparagus, all fresh and delicious with lots of yummy herbs and spices. For dessert, I made a little creation I am calling the Layered-Crepe-Cake. My hub is a big fan of these sweet crepes I make, but the problem is we never get to sit down and enjoy them together because they need to be eaten right away. So, I used a pie dish and layered crepes with yummy fillings, like strawberries, bananas, and chocolate. I "baked" it (really warmed it up) in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes, so everything gooed together. When out, we topped it with whipped cream and more fresh strawberries. My only concern was how it was going to cut - would it just fall apart? It actually worked! We each had a slice...or two. Yum!

Although we always make a big deal out of Valentine's day, we usually keep our gifts pretty simple, but thoughtful. This year we each gave each other candy (box of See's for me, container of heart shaped sweetarts for him) and a creative gift. I wrote my hub a song (I know...cliche) and he made me a Shutterfly scrapbook of our favorite wedding pictures.

Hope your day was sweet, too!

2 comments:

  1. Yes, your asparagus saved the color day. Cool crepe invention too. I guess, since the photo album is wedding pictures, I can't give Rob a bad time about leaving me out of it.

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  2. OOOH your crepe creation sounds DELISH!!! definitely trying that (we have dutch pancakes too and have the same problem - never can eat them at the same time)!

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