If you aren't a close friend or family member you probably don't know one thing.
Upon getting married Brad was totally against us registering for china.
He felt it was a big waste of money and we would never use it.
Well, let me tell you.
I have been on a mission ever since to prove him wrong!
Which is why we eat off of it every chance we get including a simple Valentine's Day dinner at home.
Brad was glad that I put out a name card so he could figure out where to sit.
In my defense, I already had them made and just pulled them out for looks.
On the menu?
An asparagus and artichoke salad.
I made this last Easter and loved it.
Found it in the paper.
It's just artichoke hearts and asparagus tossed with a tbs of Dijon mustard, balsamic, olive oil, lemon juice and pepper.
You sprinkle with feta.
For the main course?
A lightened up version of Outback's Alice Springs chicken.
It was delish!
Since we just got back from our trip Brad and I only exchanged cards.
But, my MIL gave us something.
Buddy knew there was something for him in it too.
He's no dummy.
His Grammy is always thinking of him.
Simple milk bones but oh, so thoughtful!
A strawberry growing kit.
I told Brad it was his project for the weekend.
And, there you have it!
Valentine's Day 2012!