Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Valentine's Recap

This was a lovely weekend spent celebrating love! 

I started off my weekend by practicing a little self-love by chopping a few inches off my hair and then stopping at Starbucks to treat myself to a caramel macchiato and a little writing time. 

I spent a relaxing evening with Sammy and practiced more self-love by making myself mac&cheese for dinner by his house ;)

On Saturday, Sammy and I ran some errands, went grocery shopping, and visited my grandma at her rehab facility. 


A therapy dog brought my grandma a carnation in his mouth for Valentine's Day :) & my first stop at the grocery store is to get the wine and cheese.


Sammy & I decided we were going to celebrate Valentine's Day on Saturday night since he wouldn't be around Sunday night. We used my beloved Tucci Cookbook for their homemade pasta and meatball recipe. 


I finally got a chance to use my pasta maker which I was thrilled about! & my guy insists on chopping parsley very precisely ;)


Next item to buy from Crate & Barrel: Pasta drying racks. 


I seasoned ricotta and we put dollops of it on our pasta.
We grabbed some cheese, olives, and used the crusts of the bread we had left over (after using the insides for the meatball recipe) to snack on.


Even though I don't eat them anymore I can't deny how good frying meatballs smell.
We had a few scraps of pasta left over and since I was making ricotta I decided to see if I could remember how to make a ravioli like my Papa used to. I was so proud of my lone ravioli I was disappointed we didn't make an entire batch!


Our finished product :)
& for dessert we had makeshift fondue {since I forgot my fondue set at home}. Strawberries for me, bananas for Sammy. 

We had a little sleepover to end the evening and this little face kept cramping my style by stealing my spot. But seriously I felt like Sammy and I had children because both dogs would not stop squeezing in between the two of us.

& then the pancake king made me a heart shaped pancake for breakfast the next morning :)

We spent the rest of the afternoon taking naps and Sammy did some laundry before he packed up to make the drive back to the academy. I spent the rest of Sunday night doing my own laundry, homework, and visiting with my grandma. 

It was a nice, relaxing weekend filled with lots of love. As all weekends should. 


  1. We made dinner too, though I'm totally jealous of your pasta making skills. looks like the sweetest weekend

    1. Ah, thank you! Definitely try it out sometime - making pasta is so easy!

  2. Sounds like a great weekend. Homemade ravioli is my absolute favourite, SO delicious!

    1. It was such a nice weekend & I'm with you… homemade ravioli is the best!