Happy Valentines Day to everyone! I'm spending the day with all of my sweethearts. I was woken up by my darling kitty, Gypsy. I'm enjoying the day with my sweet kids and when Pj gets home from work, we're enjoying the evening at home, all 4 (5 including Gypsy) together.
We never go out on V-day. It's just a mess. V-day in St Louis is always freezing cold, often snowy and not worth waiting an hour and sitting in a crowded restaurant to eat. Instead, we stay home, cook or order out and watch romantic comedies while lounging in our snuggly pajamas.
|Braised Beef with Tortelloni via The Little Kitchen|
This year, I'm making one of my favorites, Olive Garden's Braised Beef with Tortelloni. The boneless spareribs simmer in the crockpot with marsala cream sauce all day and by the time dinner rolls around, the meat melts in your mouth. It's served with cheese-stuffed tortelloni and is divine! I really think that The Little Kitchen's recipe is even better than the stuff at Olive Garden.
This afternoon, I'm watching some of my favorite romantic comedies on Netflix while I work on vintage repairs.
How to Marry a Millionaire
Gentelmen Prefer Blondes
Marilyn again but this time with Jane Russell, about 2 gals, one hungry for love and the other hungry for money. Both getting into all sorts of trouble (and gorgeous outfits) while on a cruise ship. Also on Netflix is Gentlemen Marry Brunettes :)
Ball of Fire
I love Barbara's sassy attitude in this laugh-out-loud black and white flick. She's a showgirl running from the mob and Gary Cooper is a professor who needs to hear what street-talk sounds like so he can complete his encyclopedia entry for slang.
I hope that everyone has a lovely Valentines Day and gets to spend a little time with their sweetheart, be it a beau, a fur-baby or dear friend.