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!