The stomach flu went through our house the week of V-Day.
The kids were all better by Friday, but then The Dad got it on Sunday.
Sooooo, after prepping food for two days, I packed everything up and we had our Valentine's Day dinner after he got home from work on Monday instead.
Then I got the bug on Tuesday.
Gotta love all the sharing they do at school.
For appetizers, I did cantaloupe and honeydew hearts, a nibble platter, and Baked Brie and Fig Jam Bites.
I cut the hearts for the brie bites out of flat bread.
I had everything ready for when The Dad got in the door.
Candles lit at the table.
The kids were, not so patiently, waiting for Dad so they could dig into the snacks.
My attempts at getting them both together for a photo that actually turns out.
Ha, fat chance.
At least one of them is always making a face.
Back to the food....
I did this Roasted Beet Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, and cut the beets into hearts.
I also added blood oranges this time around, 'cause I happened to have them.
The main dish was something I had been wanting to try forever.
I made Bolognese sauce the day before, because it's literally an all day affair.
Then on Saturday, I assembled and baked the torte, thinking we'd be eating on Sunday.
It ended up sitting in the fridge until Monday, which probably made it even that much better.
I just covered it with foil to reheat it.
Pretty dang good.
We had bread, as always, and I made little Parmesan cheese hearts for everyone.
And, of course, here's dinner on my plate:
And last, for dessert we had the Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie that I shared last week.