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Old 02-09-2012, 08:47 PM
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That sounds great! V-day is wayyyyy over hyped!
normally we avoid the restaurants and other activities like the plague for v-day - but this year we're at a conference - I'm assuming there is a dinner and after that some drinks in the hotel bar - who knows if she has any other plans... I expect she does...
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:08 PM
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I made a giant heart cookie today to practice my decorating skills. The cookie was good, tasted like shortbread. But I'm not so good at the frou-frou stuff. I need to work on that.

My littles loved it, tho.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:27 PM
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Sandy, go with the (regular, homemade) brownies. I like that idea the best.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:58 PM
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Sandy, go with the (regular, homemade) brownies. I like that idea the best.
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Really, if you go and do something for that person (or with them) that you enjoy doing, they'll enjoy doing it too. I must be into some weird, nerdy stuff since I'm single this year!
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:30 PM
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yeah, find something that you (and hopefully he) enjoys. simple picnic with homemade brownies after taking the dogs for a walk, movie at home (brownies, wine), etc. something relatively low-cost yet still thoughtful. After you've been married for years like, and run out of thoughtful ideas, then you can go for the "here, enjoy this $$ present. Happy Valentines!" I told LondonBlue I'm getting her a ring, but haven't told her what kind of ring.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:39 PM
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yeah, find something that you (and hopefully he) enjoys. simple picnic with homemade brownies after taking the dogs for a walk, movie at home (brownies, wine), etc. something relatively low-cost yet still thoughtful. After you've been married for years like, and run out of thoughtful ideas, then you can go for the "here, enjoy this $$ present. Happy Valentines!" I told LondonBlue I'm getting her a ring, but haven't told her what kind of ring.
He mentioned something about bacon cookies when we hung out this evening. I think im going to try and find a recipe!

Valentines day- grilling + wine + hot tub. Disney the next day

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Maple-Bacon Chocolate Chip cookies were a success!
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:41 PM
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I told LondonBlue I'm getting her a ring, but haven't told her what kind of ring.
and LMAO I remember 'the ring' how is she linking it? I wouldn't mind if hubster got me a ring like that...with about 5 little 00000 on it or a roundel. LMAO.


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So I've been on a few dates with this guy (okay, more than a few, we've been dating for more than a month, hanging out once a week, turning into every day/other day schedules permitting)....and I don't know what to do? I gave his puppy a valentines days toy. (just a stuffed heart for her to destroy)

Do I get him anything for valentines day? He likes sweets; bake something?
Haha. Okay, so a year ago we had just started dating, now- we've been married for about two months. I guess time really does fly by, huh?!?

Made maple bacon cookies and vanilla cupcakes for him. Got the puppies some stuff. Nothing much other than that.
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We're still not very big on going out to dinner. Particularly on a day that's going to be insane busy!!! Not to mention he's on call- so no out of town, or drinking. I'm sure we'll still have some fun

Oh- it's also my dads 59th birthday (we always say that's why he's such a sweetheart). Birthday lunch this weekend!

What is everyone doing for their sweetie tomorrow? Happy Valentines Day!!! xoxo
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Happy Valentines Day to everyone. Just finished writing Lauren a love letter! We'll walk the beach with our crazy lab and we will go out to the Santa Barbara Art Museum after dinner.

I'm going out to lunch though with Jon Shafer!
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We're grilling a couple of steaks with a couple of bottles of wine... her idea...

But today, we're still producing valentine's day cards - had 3 orders this morning - because I said "why not leave it open for ordering" - the site clearly says no delivery guarantees - despite it being obvious at this point

From a personal card perspective... I got my card to her first and she said her's "isn't ready yet"... WIN!!
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Lobster Mac N' Cheese and Chocolate Mousse for tonight.

Maybe open a yummy bottle of Volnay I purchased a few months ago.. not sure yet. Maybe bubbly instead.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:08 PM
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We did dinner last night at the Ranch House in Ojai. Great stuff and we even used a Groupon! I was told to not buy "expensive roses" this year but if I was intent on buying flowers, get "those flowers from Fresh & Easy that last a couple weeks"

Great to have a mate on the same page
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Lobster Mac N' Cheese and Chocolate Mousse for tonight.
Recipes to share??
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:42 PM
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this was the chocolate mousse we did a year ago almost - it was a mega-hit...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ocolate+mousse


I'd love a good lobster mac + cheese recipe though...
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This was the one I used For the cookies. It was an absolute hit I am bringing the last of the cookies to his work because everyone Pounded them down already!!! (Admittedly I did not actually try one myself... But they have gotten rave reviews)

http://www.the-baker-chick.com/2012/...h-maple-glaze/
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Recipes to share??
I decided to try this one because it required the fewest ingredients. It's a bit tricky because you have to try and get all the ingredients around room temp, otherwise the chocolate sets too quickly and you end up with chips of chocolate in the mousse.

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this was the chocolate mousse we did a year ago almost - it was a mega-hit...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ocolate+mousse


I'd love a good lobster mac + cheese recipe though...
I am going to loosely follow this one. I have a hard time following recipes for stuff like this.
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I decided to try this one because it required the fewest ingredients. It's a bit tricky because you have to try and get all the ingredients around room temp, otherwise the chocolate sets too quickly and you end up with chips of chocolate in the mousse.
all my stuff was up to temp - I think I used too much chocolate - the tiny chips were actually a hit - even though they were a mistake...

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I am going to loosely follow this one. I have a hard time following recipes for stuff like this.
ooh.. gonna make this next week.
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Took an alternate route to my husbands work to bring him coffee and a cake as he arrived this morning.Tried to Suprise him, but my bitching about the 101 kind of gave me away Kids made a video and the older one made him a beautiful card.
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Kids made a video and the older one made him a beautiful card.
Awe.... How sweet!!!
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all my stuff was up to temp - I think I used too much chocolate - the tiny chips were actually a hit - even though they were a mistake...

ooh.. gonna make this next week.
It was good. I changed the milk to half heavy cream and light cream. I also added about 2 oz of parmesan to the cheese sauce. I would't cook it nearly as long as she says or the cooked lobster will be overcooked. I baked mine for 20 min in a 375'F convection oven until it started to bubble on the sides and the breadcrumbs were nicely toasted.
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Got our walk on the beach (Santa Barbara):

What a cute picture!!
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