Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Weekend.

Hi Bloggy Friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's weekend, whether you were snuggled up with the one you love or out with the girls/guys. I'm sorry I have been bloggily neglectful lately. It's been a very busy semester so far, but I won't bore you with all those details. I plan on keeping things a little more up-to-date from here on out, so I hope you'll continue to stop by from time to time.

We had a wonderful Valentine's Day. It was so nice to have a relaxing weekend together. We spent all of Saturday carousing around the city. We went to the Italian Market, had lunch at Essene Market, and had coffee at a hip cafe on South street. It was a beautiful, sunny day in Philadelphia, and we had such a nice time. We decided to make Valentines dinner at home. From prior experience, we've learned that holidays are not the best times to get out to dinner in the city. Not only are there set menus, but they also rush you out the door to make room for the next set of suckers willing to shell out too much money for a nice, Valentine's Day meal. We couldn't have found anything better than what Alan made anyway. We chose a recipe from our Ina Garten cook book, Prosciutto Roasted Halibut with Autumn Vegetables. It was SO good. He is becoming quite the angel in the kitchen. The Halibut was so succulent and delicious. We were floored. Of course we accompanied our meal with several glasses of wine, and a fresh spinach salad. For appetizer we had a triple creme cheese on multi-seed bread. It was all just too good to be true. Thank God for taste buds.

After dinner we made our way over to the beautiful Kimmel Center to see Rufus and Martha Wainwright in concert. The show was spectacular. This was our first time at the Kimmel Center. It is an absolutely stunning facility. We had a marvelous time. Rufus was great. This is one in only a handful of "white people" concerts I've been to, and I must say it deserves a place in my top five live show moments. He was great. If you get a chance to see him, you won't be disappointed. Quality.

After the show we came home to enjoy a couple of dark chocolate truffles Alan made for Valentines day. I'm telling you, his culinary skills are becoming out of control! They were delicious.

It was definitely a Valentine's Day for the memory books. HERE is a link to the album of other Valentine's Day pictures. I hope you all had a great weekend too. Feel free to share your 2009 Valentine's experience. I'd love to hear what you had going on. I plan on posting a few blogs in the coming week to catch you up on some things we've been doing lately, so be sure to stop by to check that out. This semester is SUPER busy, but I'm starting to get it under control.

Have a great week. I'll chat with you guys real soon.

Love, Josh


Bloggy Friend Bill said...

I'm blown away by Alan's preparations. I've been (lucky?) to have been surrounded in my life by interesting people who excelled in women's rights, entrepreneurship, politics ... but I admire the artists in thw qworld the most, and Alan G. is becoming an artist in the kitchen. I can't believe on top of everything he made those truffles. Wow.

Anyway, chick, your weekend sounds GREAT! How nice to do the city top to bottom, stopping for lucnh and coffee. I'd like to join you on one of these Saturdays. Is there a final/exam-free weekend in May, perhaps? Essene Market sound wonderful. I don't remember it.

We didn't really observe VD this year. Gary wasn't feeling well. But we were together in the house (Gary took Friday off) and we had some fun lunches and watched movies. I spent all of Friday in the kitchen, baking bread and making ham & cabbage and oyster stew. I had one of two glasses of wine as well.

Sweet blog today :)

Rick Watson said...

How nice to share to your day with someone you love! What a fulfilling day for the heart, soul, and tummy!

I spent VD moving with the help of two generous friends, Jake and Tim. Tim is soooo helpful! He's a blessing to have around. He can do anything! He's a manly man, but gay. I find that combo a little hot.

Keep pushing and working hard and suddenly the day will come when it all begins to pay off, if it hasn't begun already!

bye bitch! miss you!

Casey said...

Loved hearing about your V-Day. It sounds great and Alan is indeed becoming quite the chef. That meal sounds delicious.

We too have learned the lesson of avoiding restaurants--particularly on V-Day. We stayed home and had a friend over to play cards. We arent the type to let Hallmark tell us what day to be romantic on.

Good luck keeping up with school. I'm sure you'll be awesome!!

Mnowac said...

Ahhhh you are so lucky to have such a chef in your life! I am a horrible cook. I can't believe he made truffles! He's a keeper.

Edro Edro said...

What a sweet Valentine's Day!