Valentines Meal 2008

Posted on February 7, 2008 
Filed Under Holiday cooking

Every year, my family gets together to do a Valentines meal. Mom started it just for fun when we were little… I first remember it when I was 5 or 6 years old and I’m 2nd to the oldest of 6 children. We pretty much had the same menu every year until the last few years, when we started varying it. But, this year, we decided that next year will be the traditional menu again that we had growing up. I’m really looking forward to it!

Now, back to this year…

This was a place setting…  uh, yeah, we did have a couple fires start from those little tea light candles beside the plates!

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In the red tulle is a snack mix combo…
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The cupcake dessert is strawberry mousse in a whit chocolate cup.

And here is our menu…

Pizza… the first ones were staying warm by the fire while the others were in the oven.
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Breadsticks… I had a hard time getting a good picture of these, and I’m adding the second picture because I think the dish is SO neat… isn’t it?! My sister-in-law got it at Kohls I think she said, for those of you who would ask in the comments.
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Salad… there is lettuce under all that good stuff!
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Layered finger jello…
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Fruit pizza for dessert…
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A couple things that made us laugh during the meal…

1. Every other goblet had a strawberry on the rim and every other one had a lime slice. One of the guys happened to get a lime instead of a strawberry and said, “I’d rather have a strawberry than a pickle on my goblet.” After we all laughed, one of the other guys said, “I don’t see what’s so funny. Mine does have a strawberry, but I’d rather have a strawberry too.”

2. There were 2 fruit pizzas and one was on a Pampered Chef pizza stone. As it was being passed, one of the guys (not one of the ones in laugh #1) said, “What is this on? A concrete platter?”

And just some bonus pictures yet…

The pizza crew…
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The salad-maker and her husband…
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10-day-old Nicole in her Valentines sleeper…
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The table… although this picture doesn’t capture the effect and lighting very well at all, and you can’t hear the fireplace crackling…
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My dau Tiffany ‘wow’ing over her Valentine from Grandpa.
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