Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine's Day Photos

Just a few photos from Tuesday's fantastic meal, followed by a fantastic movie, followed by a fantastic....
bottle of wine...just kidding...about the wine...we had it with dinner!

Cinnamon hearts on the table runner, flowers, wine...
Jerk chicken smothered in onions...
Chef Michael of the Wild Mountain Honey Cafe...
One of our favorite wines (from South Africa), salad with yummy mango and our smiling faces looking on...
 Candlelight of course...
 A bit of the east coast for starters - I was sooo surprised!!
In addition to receiving flowers at work Michael purchased more for the table...
He's a KEEPER! 
My request for dinner was: jerk chicken, potatoes browned in olive oil and herbs, veggies...and icecream!
It really was lovely! Thank you Michael!

Susanna - this is for YOU! (and anyone else who happens to wander by and wants to try my adapted recipe:


Oat Squares
1/3 cup olive oil                  3/4 cup of milk (I have used skim and/or vanilla soy milk
1/2 cup brown sugar           1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour      1 cup Quaker oats (not the quick kind!)
1/2 tsp baking powder        3/4 cup raisins (I actually use 1/2 cup raisins and then add whatever else I might have on hand such as chopped walnuts or pecans, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, dark chocolate chips - about 1/4 cup of each)
1/2 tsp of salt.
Heat oven to 350. Grease a 8x8 cake pan. Mix oil and sugar together. Alternate between adding flour/baking power/salt with milk and vanilla. Stir in oats, raisins etc. Put in pan and bake for 30-35 minutes; cut in squares. Eat them the way they are or you can spread a little jam or honey on top! Delicious and healthy!!!

ENJOY!!

21 comments:

Niki said...

I love the photos you share. Such a wonderful relationship you guys have and it's nice to see. 

That dinner looks very yummy too.

merisaver said...

Ahhh...love is in the air.

Anon said...

Does Michael have a brother???  Single, of course.  If so, send the brother out west!!

Lena Shannon said...

What a great Valentine's dinner you had!  Just found your blog and love it. I'm your new follower!

C.R.P said...

Well that settles it, next year I'm crashing your Vday! I have absolutely no qualms about being a third wheel. :P lol!

Jane Harrison said...

We wouldn't have a problem with that either lol! 

Jane Harrison said...

That's wonderful Lena - welcome!! Hope you'll stick around - we have a super nice blogging community - check out my blogroll!

Jane Harrison said...

I get asked that a lot LOL! He has one brother in Jamaica who just got married (for the 3rd time!) and several in Miami and the Bahamas (BIG family!)

Jane Harrison said...

Michael is the only truly romantic guy I've ever had the pleasure to know - I know I am blessed!

Jane Harrison said...

There's something special about  relationship formed when your kids are grown - life is just beginning anew!

Savingfortravel said...

How special and beautiful and sometimes you want to start your afters before you can leave a restaurant....if you know what I mean...

We had salmon, roast potatoes and veggies with hollandaise sauce. For dessert devonshire toffee and fudge ice cream.

We saved a present to drink-a bottle of champagne from one of my pupils -a wonderful Christmas present.

We had candles, our cards on the table too...

Very romantic and special!

Sft x

The Borrower said...

Wow!  It all looks amazing - he is a definite keeper! 

Sharon said...

You are right, he is a keeper!  What a wonderful ROMANTIC valentines!

smith938 said...

ooh thanks Jane! do you have the jerk chicken recipe too LOL?! and bummer though - I thought he'd cook in nothing but an apron and a smile! :-)s ounds awesome - I'm afraid I'm not that romantic - it'd take a bit for stuff to soak in with me - seriously - I'd be happy with the food on a plate snuggled in the living room and some good sex afterwards hee hee! I"m also happy with nestle crunch vs godiva LOL! yep I'm weird all right!

Jharrison56 said...

I'll have to ask Michael about the jerk chicken - he doesn't really use a recipe, just tastes things as they cook but I'm sure he could put something together. LOL you are too funny!! and you know, I never saw myself as romantic either - I think is just depends on who you're with!

Jharrison56 said...

We were very lucky to find each other at this stage in our lives! Thank you!

Jharrison56 said...

Thanks Borrower! He had so much fun doing it all too - personally, I wouldn't care if I never cooked another meal!

Jharrison56 said...

Mmmmmmmmm I love the sounds of your meal - especially dessert! (I have a sweet tooth, a weakness of mine LOL!). Do you teach adults??? It's not often you get a bottle of champagne from a youngster!!  I taught adults for awhile and really enjoyed it but had to leave because it was just an hourly wage and no benefits and I really needed benefits!) but one class chipped in and bottle me a bottle of scotch!! LOVED that class LOL!

Judi said...

Lovely (love, love, love, jerk chicken). By the way, you and Michael have such beautiful and infectious smiles, seeing them just makes me grin.
Thanks for sharing your pictures

Kim said...

Oh, wow, it boggles the mind! The food, the romance, two great people ... the food!!!!
I think Martin and I really need to pull our socks up in the Valentine's department, ha ha.
You guys are great! *hugs*

Marguerite said...

What a meal!  my mouth is watering.  Michael looks like a pretty amazing cook, not to mention all round sweet guy.