Monday, February 16, 2015

A Full Day of Valentine's Celebration!

Valentine's Day fell on a Saturday this year so naturally, we had to celebrate it ALL day! It actually started with Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies that I brought into work on Friday. I cheated a lil and used Betty Crocker Cookie Mix and topped the cookies with Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts. SO cute and full of peanut butter!

To show my Valentine (my hubby) how much I love him, I surprised him with a breakfast feast in bed! I used a heart-shaped cookie-cutter to cut the blueberry pancakes after they were done. What a perfect plate!

We decided not to go out to dinner and pay those ridiculous pre-fix prices. So instead, we had an incredibly gourmet meal at home starting with a big appetizer platter. This one had all sorts of cured meats and cheeses along with olives, mini toasts and salsa. It would've cost an arm and a leg if we were out!

For the main course, I made a Wasabi-Pea-Crusted Rack of Lamb. There's really no recipe involved. I just crushed up some Wasabi Peas and used them to form a crust around a rack of lamb. Then I just baked it in the oven for about 15 minutes and served the chops over mashed potatoes and garnished with a Prosciutto flower! I'm pretty sure our meal was way better than any restaurant AND we saved a whole lotta money! 

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