Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lovey Dovey Ideas!

Now I'm sure I'm a little late posting these ideas for Valentines, but could do these for any occasion.

Here's a quick run down of the Pioneer Woman inspired dinner I served for the Homey-free Friday night:
1. Steak Bites
2. With this sauce
3. Mashed potatoes
4. Whole sauteed mushrooms
5. Roasted asparagus
6. Chocolate pie

If nothing else, please make the pie. Thank you for your cooperation.

Now let's talk about the boxed lunch...this could easily be adapted for Mother's Day, birthdays, name it! You can really make this with anyone's favorites...I chose to do a simple turkey and havarti cheese on a hoagie with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. With that, I threw in a few of the cheese biscuits that I previously posted, Orange Cream Fruit Salad (I switched that up by only including the mandarin oranges, pineapple, and strawberries this time), and the BEST brownie you will ever eat (recipe coming soon...). I went to a local store called If It's Paper and got this cute box:
With some conversation heart tissue paper and some red doilies, it turned into a very festive box to showcase the yummy lunch!

Finally, our Very Homey Valentines dinner. This was very fun for Homester and I to put together and quite delicious! Featured in the picture: Grilled turkey and havarti sammies, tater tots, PW's creamed spinach (crazy delicious!), and the ugliest jello hearts you've ever seen. Apparently, I have no idea how to make Jello. I'll have to find a Jello expert to come do a tutorial for the blog...
File these ideas away for next year, or give them a shot for the next birthday or anniversary. Or Mardi Gras!

Stay tuned to learn how to make the Best Brownie EVER! Coming soon...


  1. I told you what you did wrong with the Jello silly girl :)

  2. :) I'm a Jello virgin...I will do better next time!

  3. I love that you don't know how to make jigglers. That tickles me for some reason. Such a purist you are!

  4. Such things are what make domesticity such an adventure!