February 15th, 2021
Happy Day After Valentine's Day! Are you fully recovered? Did you have a nice day? I did ;)
The above photo is of the dessert I made to celebrate the day. Every year I make something special for Valentine's Day dessert. I try to come up with a different idea every year (though I admit there have been a few repeats here and there). This year I made Brookies! I know you have at least heard of them, if not tasted one or two. In case you are unfamiliar though, the bottom (in this case at least) is a chocolate chip cookie, atop which sits a brownie with walnuts and of course the cute little Dove chocolate to clearly illustrate the Valentine's-ness of it all.
I had never made Brookies before but I must say that I am fairly pleased with the results :)
But of course here I am starting with the end of the day instead of the beginning. Oh dear, I'm sorry. We started the day with a lazy sleep-in. And that is a wonderful way to start the day. Because we were fortunate to have Valentine's Day land on a Sunday this year, we took full advantage! Eventually there was a French Toast Breakfast :)
We read the big old Sunday paper equally leisurely which is always a treat and eventually decided to get out of the house for a bit. It was a beautiful day though a bit windy, but that just made for a more exciting visit to the beach.
We wandered about for quite a bit of the afternoon, a little here and a little there, making very random decisions about which roads to drive down, just having an explore. We made discoveries too. Such as a Preserve I was unfamiliar with (and I've made a mental note to check it out further) but we did not do a hike. Although I did have my camera with me and my feet were itching to go, but there were signs posted about a hog hunt in progress and warning hikers away. So we thought, perhaps not. Excellent Choice!
It was a very pleasant meander, I didn't know where the heck we were half the time, but the sky was getting dark with ominous clouds and cooincidentally about then we began to get tummy rumbledy so even though it was not even 5 o'clock yet, decided that dinner was in order. Because I was a slacker and did not plan a special Valentine's Day dinner Take Away Chinese food became the plan! Yay! That is a treat!
I chose what I always get, vegetable fried rice (yum!) and Tim selected dumplings and General Tsao's chicken. We ate it all cozy in the family room while watching a marathon of the Divergent film series while the sky opened up and the rain poured down. Hey, you choose your sort of romance, we will choose ours.
There were flowers and cards and chocolates, a frog and two people who, after all these years, still love each other. Awwwwww.
It was a perfect Valentine's Day!
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