Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sneak peek

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Whether you're dating, married, or single, Valentine's Day is an excuse to let someone you love know how much you love them. This should be a daily thing for all of us, but unfortunately its not. Too many of us are busy and don't take the extra few minutes to tell someone what they're feeling. And I'm not just referring to a romantic situation. When's the last time you told your family you loved them? How about your friends? Valentine's Day is a little sticky note to remind you - tell someone you love them today.

I probably won't be posting much for a while, the Inlaws have found yet another way to ruin a holiday for me. Normally on Valentine's Day I get a break from cooking and Jon and I splurge on a fancy night out. However, the Inlaws have decided to celebrate their anniversary early. On top of that, they've decided everyone should spend their anniversary with them. If that wasn't enough, they've decided to hold their anniversary in Yosemite, a 9 hour drive for us (and no, there is no airport within 6 hours of the location). And even more, we're only celebrating for one day. To add to the festivities, they've chosen the hotel, and are not paying for it. So instead of having a nice Valentine's day dinner/weekend with Jon, we are eating dinner at home tonight and trying to pack so that we can get up at dawn tomorrow and drive 9 hours to spend Saturday with the Inlaws. I am beyond excited.

The positive spin, is that we're heading straight from Yosemite on Sunday to Mammoth for a ski week. Well not straight exactly, we're staying Sunday in Tahoe - a place I've been dying to visit since seeing pictures online from Lindsay's wedding. I don't know what internet access will be like, but I promise to take loads of pictures and update you when I get back.

Until then, here's just a sneak peak of my Valentine's Day treats:

Cookies for Coworkers



Almond Panna Cotta with Raspberries for dessert


Shortbread cookies for my sweetie


And readers - I just wanted to let you know how important you are to me. Even if I've never met you in real life. Happy Valentine's Day!

Love,
Kate

21 comments:

  1. Wish I had one of those cookies right now... have fun skiing! I'm way jealous.

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  2. You're important to me, too. {{hugs}}

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  3. i'm sad that the ILs are being brats. again. :( but yay for having a week to ski and play in the snow. how fun!

    the treats look yummy. may i ask where you got your pancotta recipe? we're both big creme brulee fans and i'd love to try a cold version.

    happy valentine's day m'dear!!

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  4. What yummy treats!!!

    Happy Valentines Day!

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  5. Awwww - thanks for the wishes - and the very same to you. But one question - where are my cookies?

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  6. Happy Valentines Day! Have a fun trip!

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  7. 1. Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my blog. It meant a lot.

    2. You are important to me, too! In the words of Sophia, Rose, Blanche and Dorothy...thank you for being a friend.

    3. Have a fun and safe trip. Do your best with the ILs. <3

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  8. Happy Valentine's day! Enjoy what you can, even though your ILs are getting in your way. Try to not let them ruin it for you. I feel for you though! I really really do. At least you get to go to Mammoth. That should be tons of fun! I'm jealous ;)

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  9. Good Lord, you are so needy! I LOVE YOU! There, happy?! Sheesh.

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  10. At least it's only one day with the ILs then off to Tahoe, yay! Happy Valentine's Day, Kate. I love you too.
    Lucky co-workers.

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  11. Like others have said, it's only 1 day with the ILs :) Have a great ski week! Looking forward to the recap!

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  12. Have a great trip, despite the day with the in-laws! Even though you can't do your usual Valentine's day thing, you get to spend a whole week away with your sweetheart!

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  13. Have a great trip!
    Those cookies look really good :)

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  14. Too bad you can't trade the ILs in for better models. humph. At least you'll get to soothe your soul on the icy mountains of Mammoth. Have fun and happy belated Valentine's Day to you too.

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  15. happy belated vday! i hope you enjoy both tahoe and mammoth.

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  16. i love your cookies. very cute!

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  17. your ILs are wack, yo. but you got a fab hubby out of it :)

    hope you have a wonderful time on your trip! have fun and be safe!

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  18. The Internets, and your real-life friends totally miss you. I hope you are having a fab ski vacation. **sniff**

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