Now, Valentine's Day.
I have a checkered past about Valentine's Day. OK, to be truthful a "checkered" past would be about even-steven good days and bad days, like a checker board. About 50-50. On even years, for example, I would have pulled out all the stops: dinner, dancing, cards, flowers, limos, livestock and the whole nine yards.
Odd years would be nothing. Nada. Zip. Not even a Hallmark "Roses are red, violets are blue ..." No, that would be Zilch.
But, in actuality I'm like mostly a black checker board with a few white spaces. Mostly zilch and little zap.
So, for this year I decided to think ahead and managed flowers, an old cat and vegetable soup with dumplings!
Get it? Dumplings?
Anyway, here's the blueprint:
Flowers from 1-800-Flowers
Cat from the Animal Shelter, circa 2007.
Vegetable soup prepared from fresh vegetables simmered in vegetable stock with a bay leaf.
Dumplings from Bisquick with a cup of milk.
Check out the pics below. I think this is my lucky night!