Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Valentine's Day 2011
Although Matt and I had a lovely evening out to dinner last night, complete with our first-ever paid babysitter (!), the early part of our day was very sweet. We woke up early for coffee and croissants together.
Avonlea even had her first Valentine's date! Wesley Gough (and Jenny) met us at Walnut for breakfast and then a play date at our place afterward. The two did pretty well together, actually. Wesley made Avonlea laugh by making faces, and they even shared a potty time together. I love how kids have no shame.
For Matt's V-Day gift, he got some Theo caramels from Avonlea and Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day from me.
I heard about this book from my friend Rachel, when she brought a gorgeous loaf over for writing group one night and then confessed that she'd made it when I commented that it was still warm. After our baguette making class and adventures a few years ago, we've fallen out of baking practice and are certainly in need of a recipe that doesn't require 12 hours of babysitting. I'm excited to try the pecan sticky rolls, the pizza dough, the flatbread, and the basic boule, of course. I know, it was supposed to be Matt's gift, but I'm hoping he'll share the apron with me. :)