A tradition that we do on Valentine's Day is to hide cards for each other throughout the house throughout the day....by the coffee pot, next to toothpaste, under the napkin at lunch, under the place mat on the dinner table, in a book, etc. You get the picture! Al buys me the most beautiful and creative cards each year and of course I hand make him cards. He spends careful thought in selecting the cards that he knows will give me inspiration for my designs.
|Cards from Al|
|Cards made for Al|
|Close up on the felt envelope that came with one of the cards.|
At the shops I bought a new leather belt for Al ....he needed one that fits better....must be losing some weight. He bought me a new nightshirt perfect for sleeping on the Island.
We are staying home for dinner this evening since the restaurants are a bit busy with it being Valentine's and the start of Presidents' Day weekend. I served an appetizer of Caprese salad made with fresh mozzarella cheese from the Farmer's Market, fresh basil leaves, and tomato slices drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Was very yummy.
Al, master of the grill, prepared delicious tenderloin steaks and grilled potatoes served with mushroom sauce and arugula salad with red onion rings and sliced radishes. We enjoyed with a
special bottle of wine. Dessert of Tiramisu from the bakery followed our special dinner.