15 Feb 2013

Valentines Day - Keeping It Simple But Sweet

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That's how many Valentines Day's that Mr Crafty and I have celebrated together. I remember our very first, we had been "dating" for five months we were both still at school, and at that time, part time jobs were not on our minds.....that being the case, we of course had no money a bit like this year really so Mr Crafty's mother supplied and cooked dinner for us which we shared by a beautiful candle lit table for two, set by Mr Crafty's youngest sister.
Oh the memories !

This year with so much going on in our busy lives, I thought the day would pass without a second thought, so my aim was to create a simple but sweet dinner for two at home, to show my Valentine that even though our lives may be crazy hectic right now, he is never far from my mind and always in my heart.

I set the table in white, and started the meal off with Bruschetta, a family favorite. Our main meal was Plum Glazed Pork served with a variety of baked vegetables, and for dessert we had Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream, Chocolate Coated Strawberries and tiny chocolate hearts. I spent all afternoon in the kitchen lovingly preparing the meal and keeping my fingers crossed that I burnt nothing :)
I succeeded !                                      
The meal was a hit with the whole family (we had a lot of back ground noise as three of the boys were home and romantic music was replaced with the TV show "Storage Wars") that's family for you :) but all felt right with the world.

After convincing myself that Mr Crafty had forgotten Valentines Day this year, I was taken aback when a delivery of a dozen red roses, champagne, chocolates and a gorgeous teddy bear arrived at my front door......
He remembered, and being the sook that I am, tears formed in my eyes, even after all these years he always makes special days ones that I will never forget.

Linking up For FYBF with the lovely Grace !


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