I will try to post regularly over the next week - I have a lot of delicious things to share, from panini to pasta, plus a fish chowder that will knock your socks off!
In the meantime, here's what I'm up to. Tonight, we'll be watching the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics. I love the Olympics - the athleticism, the national pride, watching the whole world come together on the Olympic stage - it's certainly an eventful two weeks! I think it's pretty neat that the symbol you see above is Ilaanaq - the Inuit word for friend. For dinner tonight, I'm attempting Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon - wish me luck!
On Valentine's Day, Andrew and I always spend the evening at home. Rather than fighting the crowds and paying inflated restaurant prices, we make a nice meal and cuddle on the couch with a glass of wine. Last year, I made a beautiful spread for Valentine's Day, and I'm planning something similar this year. I typically don't set the table with candles and centerpieces, but for V-Day, I'll make an exception.
For dinner I'll be making Chicken Piccata and Garbage Bag Caesar Salad. Not too fancy, but definitely delicious!
Earlier in the week, I made these fantastic Banana Carrot Walnut Muffins again, and they are just as good as I remembered them. This is a great way to use up old bananas (or old carrots!) before they go bad. Last time I made these, I mentioned that the muffins could have been bigger. This time, I made a double batch and filled the muffin cups much higher. I got a total of 22 big muffins from the double batch, when last time, I got 18 very small muffins from the single batch. The good news is, one muffin is definitely enough for breakfast. The bad news is, Andrew really likes these and has eaten 3 muffins a day since I made them. Time to throw the rest in the freezer!
Hope you enjoyed this little synopsis of my week! I'll do my best to post more delicious recipes and marginally decent photos as soon as I can. Happy Valentine's Day!