Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day in my house growing up was a BIG DEAL and so it still remains one of my favorite holidays. My mom would totally decorate the dining room and my brother and I would wake up to little gifts, candy and cards before going to school. It always made me feel so special and value family no matter what my dating status was. Heck, this morning at 7:00 my best friend, Christie, called me and asked if I would be her Valentine . BFFs are always the best Valentine, no?
Yesterday I had the most delicious brunch ever at Willow Wood market in Graton, which is this tiny random town on the way out to the coast. I had french folded eggs (??!) with herbs and fontina cheese + a side of fruit.
Okay, there might have also been a side of bacon involved. I had one slice
It was just the most gorgeous day—68 degrees and sunny! I felt like it was home. Except home is much colder than here right now! After brunch my friend and I drove out to the coast and watched the waves (which were HUGE!) crash all afternoon. For some reason I never got hungry again until late but I did eat an unpictured banana!
And then we had dinner at my favorite place, Zin
. Seriously, if y’all ever come to wine country, make it a point to eat here! The food is fantastic and so is the service
I like dates of all kind, especially when they are wrapped in bacon. (I think the BEST date might come wrapped in bacon?)
LOBSTER and BACON stuffed potato to share (’nuff said)
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!!!!!!
Looking back, I ate a lot of bacon yesterday. Sometimes its just necessary.
After sweet talking with my Valentine on the phone (aka Christie) I got up and had overnight oats for breakfast:
tehe! Chocolate chips because today is one of those days when you can eat as much chocolate as you want and never feel bad about it!
I don’t really have any plans yet today….currently, Dexter is holding my hand and I’m drinking tea in my bed…but I’m pretty much okay with that. If the weather is nice again I want to be OUTSIDE!