I didn't realize it so much at the time, but looking back at my weekend it appears that I didn't really get out of the kitchen. I have to say, I'm not mad about it one bit.
A while back I read this great post from one of my favorite food blogs, Not Without Salt. The way she talks about preparing a meal for her husband and her excitement in the process got me very excited to prepare a special meal for P (wink, wink). We have alot to celebrate and be thankful for these days. I'm lucky to be able to spend everyday with someone that inspires and supports me so much. I really wouldn't be able to keep a level head without him. I figured that the least I could do was prepare a beautiful meal from start to finish for him to enjoy. I have to admit, I was a little nervous about being able to pull off this entire meal and I read the recipes compulsively for a few days before attempting it. In this case my over-thinking paid off. The salad was crisp and delicious, the polenta was perfectly creamy, and the pork...well, I have to admit he helped me out with this one and made sure I didn't poison us with undercooked meats. And thank goodness for roasted grapes!!! Trust me on this one, you need these in your life. It was all so delicious and I know it was very much appreciated. Be sure to check out the original post at Not Without Salt for her gorgeous photos, mine don't do it justice.
If your still reading (enough with the mushy gushy stuff right?) I also tried my hand at some homemade flaky biscuits. I was just dying to try the leftover roasted grapes with biscuits and honey for breakfast. But you can't win them all folks and unfortunately mine came out a little flat. ( but still edible and tasty) There was also some rolling around on the floor with dogs and nieces, and some treat baking for a belated Christmas gift exchange. How was your weekend?