I was in Publix today. I did my weekly shopping there and at Costco. I got ingredients to make that cake, which is called a Chocolate Almond Tiger cake. I picked those flowers from my yard, of course, and the card came from my darling boy. He also bought me coffee and chocolate. It's like he knows me. I have ordered him a Cuisinart ice cream maker and it will be here this week. Lis got one from her sister-in-law and says it's her favorite kitchen thing and Mr. Moon does love ice cream so much and so I thought, well, why not? And ordered.
I have two Valentine's dates tonight. Lon is in the county and is coming over for dinner. That is going to be delightful. The men are going to cook us steaks outside as men do, and I will make the rest. As you can see, the cake is done. All I'm going to do is bake some potatoes and make a salad. Never too much salad around this joint. And bake a loaf of bread that I have rising. And make a little appetizer plate with some salmon I got at Costco, capers, goat cheese, and mustard. Probably some apples or pears, too.
So yeah, that's all.
Do you think that whipping some cream for the cake would be overkill?
So that's what I've been doing on this beautiful day. I just went to the dump and got a very nice...bookcase?
I do love the dump.
I cannot believe this.
And yet, I have used them for hours on a daily basis for over a year. Since listening to audio books and podcasts is my life, I may be back at Costco to buy another pair tomorrow. Don't even talk to me about built-in obsolescence. I KNOW! But. Sometimes one has to just go along with the game and when it comes to earbuds, I am a grudging player.
Wow, the card!ReplyDelete
Isn't it gorgeous?Delete
Nope! You would not be my Valentine as you have got Glen and I don't believe in two-timing. Besides, I am already in love with that chocolate almond tiger cake.ReplyDelete
I'm afraid your Valentine was a bit dry and disappointing. But whipped cream helped.Delete
I love your joy. And that cake.ReplyDelete
That card is beautiful! Mr. Moon will really enjoy the ice cream maker. I have a cuusinart and my favorite flavor to make is passion fruit. Dark chocolate with chunks of candied orange is pretty fabulous too. I’m drooling at the cake! Happy love day!ReplyDelete
It seems a little dangerous to have an appliance that makes ice cream in twenty minutes but hey! Let's live dangerously, right? Those flavors sound divine.Delete
I wonder what that "bookcase" used to be? Both your cards are pretty neat.ReplyDelete
You know, I am still delighted at moon-themed things whether cards or jewelry.Delete
Happy Valentine's Day, Ms. Moon! Glad you had such a nice day. You are a sweetie!ReplyDelete
And so are you, Ellen!Delete
That cake and that bookshelf are both lovely. Especially the cake:)ReplyDelete
I was disappointed in the cake.Delete
That Card is gorgeous... the Chicken pixs are always Adorable, they're so Photogenic. Glad your Valentine's Day went so well. Ours began at 1:00 am with the Main Line from the City rupturing and Flooding our Front Acreage... it took 'til 8:00 am for the City to resolve it and thankfully nothing got damaged but it made for a long Night, no Sleep and not the most ideal way to begin Valentine's Day 2022... but, let's face it, the last 2+ Years has been one Wild Ride with lots of other crazy Memories.ReplyDelete
Oh dear Lord. That does not sound sweet or fun in the least. What a mess that must have been! I'm so sorry. And yes, one more story to add to the memory book for the last two years.Delete
Happy V Day Mary! You're always my Valentine.ReplyDelete
Ooh! I am blushing! Thank you!Delete
I'd have you as a Valentine any day...Enjoy your cards and dinner and I hope Mr Moon loves his new ice cream maker.ReplyDelete
I hope he loves it too, e!Delete
And yes, let us be Valentines!
That cake looks yummy and a little whipped cream on the side would never go astray. One of my daughters had an ice cream maker, but the motor burned out on the very first try.ReplyDelete
What? What brand of ice cream maker did she have?Delete
Whipped cream was quite helpful with the cake. As opposed to the cake itself, that may have been the best whipped cream I ever made.
I love Lis's card! (Well, Mr. Moon's card, now.) Whipped cream is ALWAYS called for in my book. And speaking of books, what an interesting bookcase. For some reason I'm thinking it's made for cookbooks.ReplyDelete
We didn't even acknowledge Valentine's Day here!
Too true about the whipped cream!Delete
Lis's cards are unique and artistic and evocative, I think. I love them!
I think that anonymous below may have guessed the fuction of that book case thingee.
That "bookcase" may have been designed for video tapes (remember those)? The slanted shelves display the book-sized flat tape boxes so you can easily read the spines, and boxes are easily grabbable. The VCR might sit on top.ReplyDelete
This would explain not only the design, but why it was tossed out.
I think you are right!Delete
Hard to tell the size of that bookcase. I thought of encyclopedias but maybe it's not that big. I bought an ice cream maker when the grandkids were little and coming for their Granny Camp weeks. Haven't used it in a decade probably.ReplyDelete
I thought of encyclopedias too but I think that the anonymous commenter may have gotten it right. Possibly for VCR tape storage.Delete
We have an old churn type ice cream maker which we haven't used in years too but this one makes ice cream in twenty minutes. And hopefully not in such vast quantities. There is no doubt I will be reporting in about it.
Let's definitely be each other's Valentine!ReplyDelete