Welcome to valentine’s day!! Are you glad it’s almost over? sad it’s almost over? such mixed emotions on a day of love!
We are not big valentine’s day people but you know, once you have children, everything changes. So this year I decided to celebrate a bit, first off by following sistah2’s advice and made this gift for our daycare provider:
I decided for supper to make some tomato soup a la jamie paired with some sandwiches. Why tomato soup? Because it’s red of course!!
First step, lots of veggies!
Then throw those roughly chopped veggies into some warm olive oil and cook it.
Once the onions are soft and veggies are shiny and delicious, the tomatoes and stock goes in
Seriously, who wants to buy canned tomato soup ever again?
Boil those veggies
And purée it into goodness once it’s cooled ( adding some fresh basil- I love the smell of fresh basil!)
And the taste test
The bowl was empty and the sandwich gone. I would say it’s a hit.
Next up, opening up the v-day treat.
What else is in there?
Ohhh, he likes it!
The best part was watching him chew and chew on jelly belly- beans.
And now using his finger to try to dislodge the sticky jellybean!
And to finish off the night, one of Nigella Lawson’s fairy cakes.
So delicious, you may end up with some on your face,
Agh, a successful valentine’s day after all. And the best part of all, some beautiful flowers to brighten up those February days. Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!