I'm a day late! Sorry friends, it's been a mad-house around here lately and I haven't had a second to post. I soooo appreciate all the help with the lighting. I'm sure most of you could have guessed which was my choice. LOL!
The glass reminds me of my favorite bubble glass vases! We have 9 foot ceilings so I'm thinking the 13 inch drop will feel cozy and warm and not claustrophobic. *gulp* I hope. I'm still trying to persuade *Henry* into letting us get these. (His choice is C, BTW, which could be cool....but isn't as dainty and sweet feeling as mine. Option A was the compromise which he has said could be worked in....but I'm still holding out! LOL) Anyhow, I appreciate all of your opinions. Countertops are next. Soapstone? Limestone? Concrete? ACK! Too many choices.
Post Valentine's recap:
I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday celebrating all the people you love. Ours was busy, busy (from lack of adequate planning on my part) but really good. Liv and I made homemade cinnamon marshmallows and modge-podged paper and ribbon covered hot chocolate canisters for her teachers (and a few other special people. *wink*)
And then we spent the rest of the afternoon bustling around town getting stuff for our romantic dinner and presents for *Henry*. (The good man that he is, surprised me with flowers the day BEFORE Valentines Day! Gotta give the guy points for thinking ahead.) I'd gotten him Gwen Stefani concert tickets, but let's be honest here, those were mostly for me. LOL So I made up for my selfish gift giving by making him a delicious blood orange roasted chicken dinner after the kids went to bed. I mean, what says LOVE better than roasted chicken?! LOL
Here's the recipe:
Blood Orange Roasted Chicken with Leeks and New Potatoes:
Zest and juice of 2 blood oranges
1 stick (4 oz) butter, softened
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup finely chopped Italian parsley
4 chicken breasts with skin and bone attached (about 4 lbs.)
1 bunch of leeks, white part only, cut in half lengthwise
1 lb. baby new potatoes cut in half
16 oz. baby carrots
1/4 cup olive oil
1 T. Kosher salt
1 cup chicken broth
In a small bowl, combine the orange zest, juice, butter, salt & parsley until well combined. Place chicken on work surface. Lift skin from chicken and press about 1 heaping Tablespoon of the "orange butter" under the skin of each chicken breast. Place in a 13"x9" roasting pan. Dot each breast with another teaspoon of the butter. In a medium bowl, mix the leeks, potatoes, carrots, oil, and salt. Place around the chicken. Roast in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes, stirring vegetables every 10 minutes. Chicken should no longer be pink and the potatoes tender. Deglaze pan with chicken broth over medium heat for 1 minutes. Serve chicken with pan drippings and vegetables. Serves 4
This is the EASIEST recipe. Really!! And it's quick. Try it out. ;)
So we finished our dinner with chocolate covered strawberries from our favorite bakery and some Martinelli's. Yummmmm It was a wonderful day. And one of the BEST parts is that there were leftovers for breakfast. :)
Thanks for checking in. I hope you all had as great a Love-Day as we did! During the writing of this post I got a hankering for some coconut cupcakes. LOL As if I need one more OUNCE of sugar today! Off to bake!
OH! I nearly forgot...don't forget to check out Nancy's contest for her cool frames. Such a generous and beautiful person she is.