I wasn't going to do anything special for valentine's day. It was turning out to be an average day in our house. A homemade valentine's card for Dada from Eliza, sure, but nothing more than that.
And then I remembered I had cream cheese in the fridge.
Why did I have cream cheese? Honestly, I can't remember. We're not big cream cheese eaters around here... but for some reason I bought it the other day at the store. I think I was thinking it would be a nice addition to a cream sauce? Or something?
Anyway, remembering the cream cheese, the thought of making a fruit tart popped into my head. So, I made a fruit tart. And then, seeing how fancy it looked, I decided I had to spruce up our dinner plans to match it. So I made homemade red sauce and meatballs to serve with penne. THEN, I looked at our table and decided to make it special, too. Off I went, searching the house for every pink or red or heart shaped/themed thing in our house to decorate our valentine's day table (turns out I don't have a lot of that stuff...).
It was fun, and made the evening feel really special as the three of us sat around the table to have dinner.
Hope everyone had a sweet day yesterday!