Cupid’s Arrow of course is associated with Valentine’s Day! It could be argued that it is a commercial Holiday developed by businesses for business.
I don’t feel that way!
As an elementary student, I always looked forward to taking a shoe box to school and using red and pink construction paper to make the most beautiful repository for the many Valentines I would be receiving from my classmates.
Perhaps that is why I love decorating for Holidays!
I still enjoy sending and receiving Valentines even though the expense of postage is getting a bit out of hand. 🙂
I am a romantic! But you already know that about me.
The Captain and I are talking about the upcoming Valentines Day and what we would like to do to celebrate.
We have discussed everything from going out to dinner and a movie to staying at home and celebrating with a quiet evening and take out for dinner .
In our discussions, I was reminded of a Valentines Day that we celebrated several years ago in a wonderful little Bed and Breakfast in Hermann, MO. The B&B sits on the banks of the Missouri River and the view is lovely.
There is also a vineyard surrounding the B&B ….which offers enchanting vistas in the early morning hours as the mist slowly dissipates up and around the grape vines. The Captain and I enjoyed sharing our breakfast on the second floor balcony overlooking the sleepy little town of Herman.
Below is part of an email that the Inn sends us on special occasions…….describing a stay at the B&B…aptly named Hermann Hill Bed and Breakfast.
- Two night stay in a luxury suite at our Vineyard Inn & Spa or lower Riverbluff cottage
- Couples’s 60-minute Romance Aveda massage package
- Rose petals scattered on your bed daily
- Lovers’ Getaway basket with massage oil, a romantic Coupons-from-the Heart booklet, gourmet chocolates and champagne
Now who wouldn’t enjoy a week-end like that?
We only stayed at the B&B one time, but I highly recommend it to any of our friends back in Missouri and Kansas. I doubt we will ever make it back there for another visit…one never knows, but it was truly special.
I think I want to make a special dinner for the Captain! The menu is below and I will include the recipes in a future post…definitely before Valentines Day.
Fruit Salad served in Martini Glasses
Apricot Glazed Cornish Game Hens
Buttered Brussel Sprouts
Valentine Fudge Bundt Cakes served on cake pedestal
I know the Captain will get me flowers….he chooses yellow roses because he knows they are my favorite.
Are you making plans for Valentine’s Day? Let me know what your plans are……
Kari, I love to send valentine’s cards to my mom’s old friends to let them someone is thinking of them. Also, I send cards to the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great- nieces and great-nephew. We send to the big kids, too. lol
And, to my brother and sister.
We haven’t about what we’re doing for Valentine’s Day yet.
I just love Valentine’s Day…..thanks Sandy for commenting,
I am putting together a cook book but I suggest you print any recipes you especially like because I am not sure when I will get it all together. 🙂
I have plenty of recipes that I have made over the years as well as some I am experimenting with. Lots of spicy ones.
If you use the recipe dropdown on the header of my Blog…you will see many of them broken down into catagories, ie: appetizers, main dishes etc. I add recipes each day.
If you haven’t done so already, check out Jesse under the catagory “Pets” on the upper left side. I think you will find him funny. I need to get some pics of your dog(s).
Love ya always….
Gma-are u putting together a recipe book? I would LOVE one! I love trying new stuff and I LOVE LOVE spicy foods. Must’ve got that from you cuz mom does not 😉 If not, I’m going to print each and every recipe and put them in a binder! Delicious!!! Love ya 🙂