Thursday, February 10, 2011

Our Valentine's Day Menu

We wanted to make something extra special and yummy to celebrate Valentine's Day, (which, incidentally, Ridge has the day off! Yay!) so over the past few weeks, I've gotten together a few fantastic looking recipes.
First, of course, we'll probably start with a green salad, not unlike this one:Pretty basic.
Then, we'll dig into plates of lemon-garlic Shrimp Scampi.
(drooling) I already had decided on Shrimp Scampi, when Framed Cooks, one of the cooking blogs I follow, posted this delectable piece. Butter. Lemons. Garlic. Shrimp. Can you go wrong with that?
As a side goody, we'll have plenty of pomegranates!

Believe it or not, I had never eaten a pomegranate until Ridge treated me to one on our honeymoon. I wasted 18 years of my life unaware of the juicy red goodness in this fruit. Now I'm hooked.
You must have chocolate on Valentine's Day, right?
Also on our honeymoon, we enjoyed two evenings at the Silver Mill Saloon in Philipsburg. Fabulous food, decent prices, and since we came in the slow season, we were waited on in our own private dining room. Once the staff learned we were on our honeymoon, the chef had a made-for-two strawberry semifreddo brought out for us. This time, I'll make this dark chocolate recipe.

Well, I'm officially 11 weeks pregnant, but you could probably tell anyway, with how I've been obsessing over food. ;-)
Wishing you all a delicious Valentine's Day, whether you're single, newlywed, or old pros!


Willie'sGurl said...

sounds like a wonderful supper. We won't be celebrating on monday this year, but rather on tuesday.(we get our check than) besides I want to go to olive garden and this way we avoid the crowds. But my poor man has it rough... my birthday is on the 11th just two days before Valentine's day. He has already planned out an awesome birthday for me so I don't mind waiting the extra day. I hope you two have a wonderful day. And I can definitely relate to the food thing... It seems like your always hungry... even if you just ate... lol ^_^

Frizz said...

Yumm.....Sounds really good (except maybe the shrimp part). You'll have to tell me how the semifreddo recipe goes; I've always wanted to try it:)

Autumn said...

Nice menu idea! Hope you and Ridge have a great time.
~ Autumn.