mt rainier fron kendall catwalk hike

the st. valentine’s fiasco?

here’s how my valentine’s day went. don’t worry, it has a good ending.

  • all the ecards i sent mary  so she’d have pick-me-ups during the day…she didn’t look at them.
  • the meatballs Mary asked me to make did not have a clear demarcation between the meat balls and the sauce, so as directed i mixed all ingredients, including 3 1/2 c. broth. it turned into a soup that no one could have balled it.
  • the chocolate i used for dipping melted thicker than a milkshake. to get the chocolate dippable, i added oil, lots of oil.
  • don’t dip banana slices. the are hard to dry,(chocolate sticking problem) hard to hold and dip(bananas breaking and falling apart).
  • the fresh mandarin oranges slices kind of work except they were small and the wedge shape made them hard to grip.
  • the strawberries mostly turned out, except…
  • remember the part of lots of oil. while oil got the chocolate to flow, the chocolate wouldn’t set. i had a tray of chocolate blobs with a piece of fruit in the middle.
  • the beef wellington  turned out beautifully!

btw, i was able to laugh most of the day and more as it went on. i mean, what else could go wrong. well, at least not the wellington. oh, in my defense, i served the wellington with fresh vegetables and brussel sprouts. i didn’t screw those up, either. 🙂
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from Mary. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me.

well at least the entire day wasn’t an total unmitigated disaster or a total fiasco, wasn’t even close.🤣
Below are the dozen roses gave me-in the form of red velvet rose 🌹 cupcake.

no time to rest on my laurels. Mary’s birthday is on the 19th. I hope just half of everything falls apart. that would be a real improvement. and whether it does or doesn’t, i hope i can laugh through it all.

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