A Day Of Love & Racing
February 14, 2010
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Today is an important day for two reasons;
1. It’s Valentine’s Day
2. It’s the Daytona 500
In my husbands mind, I’m pretty sure that #2 above takes the ruling over #1. But I did wake up this morning to find this waiting on the kitchen table for me:
My daughter decided I was too old to have a stuffed animal as a gift so she confiscated it. For the record, you are NEVER too old to receive a cuddly stuffed animal inscribed with “I Love You” on it. But, there is no reasoning that with a 3.5 year old, so I’m not going there.
My youngest son decided the chocolate would be better eaten by him instead of me, so that too, got confiscated. At least I got to keep the flowers.
I spent this morning throwing together some of the noshes we would be picking on throughout the day. Not as many as I originally planned because it turned out that it would be just us today.
We marinated some baby back ribs yesterday and they are outside in the smoker getting tender and smokey as I write this. I whipped up some Pico De Gallo last night before I went to bed, made my Hot Nacho Dip for this morning and baked a few cupcakes for a sweet little ending. I’ll post those simple little recipes later on tonight.
Here is a picture of the cupcakes my two youngest helped me with this morning. They were from a box, so there is no recipe to share. But they came out cute. I would have preferred chocolate, but the bigger vote was for Vanilla Cherry. Next time I’m not giving an option. It’s chocolate or nothing!
Hope you are enjoying your Valentine’s Day!