Wednesday, February 14, 2007

How He Brought Me Through the Day (see previous entry...)

What to make for dinner ala Valentine's Day? The question nagged at me for only a short minute. Upon examining the freezer's contents I found a half-full bag of smoked bacon ends from Oscar's.

On to the fridge which yielded to me a head of cabbage and plenty of carrots, so I set to work. Trimming the bacon and frying it a bit, I added a generous amount of water. Then I tossed in several pennied carrots, diced potatoes, and chopped onion. A smidgen of fennel seed, salt, and pepper and we were good to go. The family loves this simple pottage. Josh says its smoked flavor is reminscent of re-enactment campfire meals. Julia laughs in hearty agreement. Far from gourmet, but savory nonetheless.

An online search had resulted in a new pumpkin muffin recipe with which Liana experimented, producing some super tasty baked goods. Yum!!!

Fortunately, yesterday we had created a bountiful tray of pink frosted sugar cookies complete with candy hearts. Some aromatic coffee was brewed and our meal was finished off.

Earlier in the day, hubby had picked up candy to fill the pink and red paper cups purchased some time ago. On top we placed a ribbon festooned treat procured from a pasteleria in Alcala, Spain. Index cards decorated with heart-shaped cutouts were emblazoned with the precious names of those who would participate in this festival of love. Next to each placecard was either a pink or red envelope including a card filled with messages of love and appreciation. My spot boasted a pink card tied with satin ribbon. Pretty special, I would say! Some pink candles, charming ceramic lovebirds, raspberry and white soup bowls and the table was complete. Ah! This was starting to look like a proper celebration.

What seemed like an impossibility a few short hours ago had come together beautifully.

He does all things well. Have I mentioned lately that I serve a wonderful God?

Yeah. I do.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

your amazing.

He's amazing.

i'm sure the day was amazing.

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It all sounds wonderful!

9:01 AM  
Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

as extravagant as our Valentine's Feasts can be, His love is much more so.

That's reason to celebrate any night of the week!

11:57 AM  

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