As some of you may already know, my birthday happens to fall on St. Valentine's Day. It's a mixed blessing.
And some of you may also know that the Yarn Widower is a gifted cook. So gifted that you could never have guessed that when we first met, he had never cooked a meal in his life (instant ramen noodles notwithstanding). So as a surprise to me, he decided to make me a Valentine's Day/ Birthday dinner - our first together and he wanted it to be special. After consulting various cookbooks and doing some extensive internet research, he set out to create an ambitious menu:
- Medallions of Filet Mignon with a Red Wine Reduction
- Creamed Spinach
- Polenta Cakes (shaped into hearts)
Halfway through the meal, I noticed that the Yarn Widower was tearing up. I asked him what was the matter. He looked up at me, fork midway to his lips, and said, "It's just....so good. I can't believe I made this myself."
And that, my friends, sums it all up.
Happy Valentine's Day. Hope today and everyday is filled with love (and yarn).