Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Last night was my first official Valentine's Day party, complete with Sweet Tart and Dove chocolate favors and bright red doilies. Oh, the nostalgia. Remember when you would go around giving cards to everyone in your first grade class? I used to make my own with shiny heart stickers and was so proud when I would receive store-bought ones that were nothing special compared to mine, meaning not pink and shiny the way I liked them. 

During the week, I finally got to get back to some real cooking, but most of all got to show my French friends that Valentine's Day isn't only for couples--it's especially a day to show your friends and loved ones you care about them, and I think the message got across just fine judging by their looks when they were handed pink goody bags on their way out.

Here's a quick look at the food to come over the week on the blog. All new recipes, mostly invented or tweaked in some way or another. Stay tuned! 

And most of all, happy Valentine's Day to everyone! Indulge in another day of being able to eat candy and chocolate for 24 hours straight...although I hear the Cadbury Mini Eggs have hit the shelves for Easter, so this whole eating chocolate thing might will surely outlast Valentine's Day. "Oh well". (Read: Woohoo!)



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claudia said...

looking forward to having more details about your "fête de la Saint Valentin"!

Barbara said...

Super idea for a party and your goodie bags are adorable!
Ah yes, it's been a while, but I remember all the valentines we used to make in school and at home. Cutting out hearts of red construction paper and adding bits of lace from paper doilies!
Can't wait to see what you have coming food-wise!

Emily said...

Mmm Cadbury Eggs.

Hey! Look at those cupcakes! They look great.

Anonymous said...

That is the sweetest looking sugar cookies ever, no pun intended. I'm so bad at rollout cookies mainly because it's terribly warm here and the dough is never cooperative enough!Love your first effort! Definitely can't tell though!

K8teebug said...

Everything looks so beautiful! (as usual!)