Saturday, February 16, 2008

Our Valentine's Day...


Nate and I had a really nice Valentine's Day. We never really make a huge deal out of it, so this year, we had a $10 spending limit for each other. He got me a super soft body pillow, and Nate loves to look at pictures of him and Asher together, so I made him a frame with  a picture of me and him in the middle, and pictures of him and Asher all around it. Most of you know that Nate loves food, good food, so it wouldn't be a special occasion without a fancy dinner. I pulled out all the stops and made him one of his favorite foods (which I HATE), scallops. It turned out sooo yummy. I did scallops with asparagus in a white wine sauce. I made myself some chicken in the same sauce, and I thought it was very tasty. Nate was so excited as he said he had been thinking about scallops all day and craving them, and he loved the meal, so I was thrilled that it was a success, as my cooking is not always very popular with Nate!

I also made one of his favorite treats, Rocky Road, and then I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make a fancy shmancy cake for the occasion. So I made the "Ultimate Valentine's Day Cake" from epicurious. (I know, I'm a little obsessed with that site, I got the scallops recipe from there too, you just can't go wrong!!) The cake was not only delicious and chocolatey, but so beautiful. I was so proud of myself, and even Nate admitted that it was so pretty.



Go to my Chocolate Kitchen Blog for recipes and pictures of the dessert items!

12 comments:

DaNae said...

Holy cow! I love that chocolate cake! Seriously it looks so beautiful and delicious. You must teach me all of your cooking skills.

Julia Wade said...

that is a GORGEOUS cake. that is some serious talent.

buhlersdayoff said...

You have done an awesome job with all of your cakes. YOUR ARE AMAZING!!

Michal Thompson said...

I just have to say I am so impressed with your cooking skills! We did a $5 limit for valentines. I would have to say it was one of our best valentines day ever! I love your pictures you put together!~

Ash & Ry said...

Wow, I'm so impressed! I love to bake and cook, but I am never this fancy.... Too scared I'll screw it up royally. Nice work!

Gretchen&Robert said...

Morgan- the cake is truly inspiring! It makes me want to rush home and try it. Do you know this cooking website: http://chocolateandzucchini.com? It's one of my faves.

Jessica said...

I wish you were in our ward. We are doing this r.s. birthday dinner and using cakes as our centerpieces. I am not sure any of them will turn out this good though.

Matt and Kelly Woodland said...

You are a ROCK STAR Wife!! Matt got nothing that beautiful! Although I made fish for dinner on Valentine's Day also, and it turned out alright...and didn't hold a candle to your yummy sauce I would bet :o)

I am sooo glad that you are putting all of these recipes up on your Chocolate Kitchen Site, I was hungry for more postings over there!

Lant Family said...

What amazing treats and dinner for V-day. Looks very good. Cute idea for the picture montage as well.

We just go up to the BYU track (smithfield house) and push Lucy in the stroller. We are going to try to run the Rex Lee run. This is a big deal for us. We aren't runners. We are up to 2 miles, which I don't think I have ever ran 2 miles in my whole life. Just like the 1.5 miles in HS. I can't imagine doing one more mile after 2 I guess we will get there.

A Little Sass said...

Morgan! I am so impressed! That cake looks amazing.

Sevak and Chrissie said...

I can't believe what a gourmet chef you are...geez. Way to go!

Jillian said...

ummm, i want to eat that cake RIGHT NOW. and it's 10 in the morning.