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Valentines Dinner

February 15th, 2017 at 03:02 pm

For the second year in a row, my grandsons planned (though did not execute) a Valentine's Day dinner. This time it was strongly influenced by our cruise. They played the part of our cruise waiter very well. They created the menu, too, which was very cute. Actually, they each created a menu. Here is the ten-year-old's:


Main Course
Steak with a side of pineapples and oranges in a bowl and mashed potatoes and asparagus, and of course corn

Strawberry brownie trifle with brownies, strawberries whip cream and a choice of chocolate syrup

Fried shrimp
potstickers (crossed out)

You don't have to choose everything

Here is the seven-year-old's menu:

Valentines dinner

Fried shrimp

Stake with a side of spise and asparagus mash and corn

Strawberry brownie triffle with brownies, strawberries, whip cream, and a choise of chocolate syrup.

Can you stand the cuteness?

They were excellent little servers, as well.

I was startled to receive a Valentine's gift from my DIL (well, supposedly from son, too, but I don't think he did anything but nod approval). They gave me a bracelet and a bag of Intelligentsia coffee. I felt bad I had nothing in return, but they did not seem to expect anything. It has never been our tradition before to exchange gifts on Valentines Day; it's always been just a little gift for the kids.

My non-chocolate lover was very excited about the chewy caramels. The chocolate lover was happy with the chocolate drops. Both seemed befuddled by the Swedish fish, but I think they will enjoy them once they try them.

So, anyway, a lovely night, and now I have a day off!

I'm planning to make fettucine Alfredo. I also have chicken noodle soup to use up, and I'm going to take a container of it to C. Another container went into the freezer. When am I going to learn to make less? Well, I know the reason -- I tend to make whatever amount I have to in order to use up what I'm trying to get rid of.

I'm also going to mail a package to my sister (if I get it boxed up!) Books for her, a shirt for her husband.

I have baby clothes for my niece, but I keep thinking I will visit there and not need to mail them -- have to hurry before the baby grows too big!

And I think I will wash a load of towels. And perhaps even take that "soapy" comforter to the laundromat to get it thoroughly rinsed.

Wow, just filled up my day. But for now, I will focus on getting to the gym.

5 Responses to “Valentines Dinner”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    They are super cute--and I think your DIL just wanted to make VD extra-special for grandma. Such a nice family!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    So cute! My 7-year-old made up a gift-bringing Valentine's Day character called "Counter Cupid." (I have no idea why "Counter.") She wrote a letter from him addressed to us (her parents) and left it outside our bedroom door yesterday. It was really funny; I think it's a keeper (and I'm not one for keeping a ton of kid creations).

  3. scottish girl Says:

    Aww, cute! I should really start acknowledging events like this now that my oldest is almost 5.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Adorable menus!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Such cuteness!

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