We celebrated one month as newlyweds on Valentine's Day. The first three years we were together (when we were kids), Jeffery would get me teddy bears and flowers in celebration. Only one Valentine's was particularly memorable and it was about four years ago. We spent the whole day planning a meal and shopped at Whole Foods for the ingredients. We had halibut, which we coated with a macadamia nut crust and sauteed in butter. We also made slow-cooked polenta with four types of cheese and topped it with a hedgehop mushroom and heirloom tomato sauce. It was so good.
This year was pretty good too. We started the day with kitty, as usual. Then we had mini bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese (which the little man really wanted but wasn't allowed to have because he's on a very strict diet). For dinner we made a bouillabaisse with whole tilapia, prawns, calamari and scallops.* We had chocolate-dipped strawberries for dessert.** Yum!
*It was our first time making bouillabaisse, and it was surprisingly easy. I followed this recipe and then just added the seafood I wanted. We used a frozen seafood medley from Trader Joe's.
**For the strawberries we used semi sweet baker's chocolate which we melted in a double boiler.