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I woke up this morning to the sounds of silence. There were some birds chirping loud enough that I thought they might be doing something more than singing. My dog was beating to go outside with an urgent “Thwack! Thwack!” on the patio door. But otherwise, my house was silent. No crying baby. No “Mommy, I need juice.” Just silence.
My husband had been kind enough to let me have a weekend with some girlfriends and I was hosting. It was a wonderful weekend. Girlfriend therapy is the best therapy that money can buy because not only do you get to get your nails done, shop, and eat out, but you get solace as you discover your girlfriends experience the same challenges and stress in their own lives. So as I climbed out of bed to let the dog do his business, I started thinking about what to feed my sisters on this beautiful morning before we returned to our daily routines. In my house (I have said this many times before) Food Is Love. It comes with thought, consideration, and quantity.
I had very little stake in this year’s Super Bowl. I didn’t care about either team, wasn’t hosting a party, and wasn’t even sure I would be back from our weekend getaway to see the game. Luckily, we did make it back on time and were invited to good friends’ home to watch with them. I didn’t want to arrive empty-handed and having seen some remarkable ideas on Pinterest, I had a few thoughts on what I could whip up in an hour to bring over.
Ok, it took 1.5 hours and my husband had to entertain the children while Mommy was dealing with boiling water, a super hot oven, and boiling sugar, but I still managed to put together a decent offering!
It was one of the best meals I’ve ever created, yet it almost didn’t happen. Ever year, I try to make a special Valentine’s Day dinner. The problem is that Valentine’s Day is usually on a weekday which means me and my Valentine rush home from work to try to have a romantic evening. Romance, in essence, is something that is created….slowly, by adding layer upon layer of subtle seductions. If you are running around, putting out fires at work, fighting rush hour and calming upset kids, then romance is really hard to come by.