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I love you…Do you love you??


Show a little love…..

To you. Yes Its Valentines Day. It doesn’t matter if you are single, loved up or in a dead end relationship. 14th of Feb will probably make you feel something.

Personally I struggle with it; I simply don’t like being told what to do and when to do it. I’m 40, I’m told old for that stuff now. I nearly bought into…But then its Friday night so when its one of the weekends when the kids spend the weekend away, I always try to make something special. Hey I spend all week cooking tasty stuff, so I feel I should at least try lol.

I had great images of making elaborate pasta sauces, steaming mussels, maybe griddling a steak. But then I realised something….I love me too.

So, no fancy menu…I have bought seafood, salad and good bread. I have bought tiramisu. I have bought a bottle of my favourite Yellow Tail bubbles…(mm..Should I have got two??). I am going to take a bath, put on a dress, and wear my new heels. What the hell, I may even try those stupid false eyelashes I randomly bought at Christmas.

Today is the day of sharing the love…so I will tell you….
I love my partner.
I love my kids.
I love life.
Goddamn it I love you….

And I love me too………share the love

Happiness and hugs

Happy Valentines Day, thanks for reading

Sky @ http://www.thesideplate.com

Valentines Day is fast approaching…What to cook?


Valentines Day is fast approaching…

Now I’m a bit of a grump on Valentines Day I will be honest. Not because I don’t have a boyfriend..I do. Honest. But I think its commercialism has kind of ruined it. When you walk into a supermarket overrun with heart shaped cushions and cheap roses, well I kind of think it loses it touch…but obviously millions disagree.

So for my love and I, we will honour the tradition with a good dinner…because any excuse to celebrate round my table is always welcome. (Note to my Love…please bring wine.)

The dilemma of what to cook..

Should I go twee with a pink shrimp cocktail, a champagne risotto, and heart shaped chocolate cakes?

I could go sinister with cured spicy sausages, casserole of heart and devils food cake, however I would quite like him to stay in my life not run screaming from the kitchen.

I think I will play it safe…. He is a keeper after all, and go for the most romantic style of eating I can think of. Sharing food, a plate of steaming mussels cooked in white wine and garlic, followed by tiny bowls of olives, chorizo, fresh baked bread, new potatoes and homemade mayonnaise. Will we want pudding after that? Well there’s always room for pudding isn’t there? Maybe just a little chocolate mousse laced with brandy. It is a celebration after all 😀

Happy eating and thanks for reading

Love Sky @ http://www.thesideplate.com

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