Valentine's Day is special.
It's another one of those food holidays.
And we certainly celebrated Valentine's
as a "foodie" day today at Linderhof.
I have some dear friends for lunch
A three course lunch
made with orange
(because I didn't have any lemons--
and actually, I liked the orange better!)
Chicken ala Gloria
with white and wild rice blend
Chocolate bread pudding with salted caramel sauce
Baked in a coeur la creme mold
so it resembled a heart.
And later that afternoon,
Jim and I
had frosted heart cutout cookies for tea
Instead of going out,
we stayed in
Appetizers in the parlor
with a glass of wine
Baked fontina and baguette
Perfect with the red wine Jim opened.
Our first course was the same
asparagus vinaigrette that I served for lunch
(cook once -- serve twice!)
And our main course:
Osso Bucco served with mashed potatoes
All eaten with a wonderful red that Jim brought up from the cellar.
I had dessert but we were so full
that we each had a salted chocolate dipped truffle with the last of the wine in our glass.
It was a great Valentine's
Spent with family and friends!
And the best part?
The Valentine's Day card we received from grand girl Lucy!
I hope everyone had as wonderful a Valentine as we did!