a cozy fire, and Valentine food to die for.
Lucky for me Valentine's Day fell on a Tuesday this year. I most always spend Tuesday evenings at my sister's house with her and her husband, this week was no exception.
My sister was surprised with a new stainless steel grill that my dad wanted her to have as a thank-you for letting him stay at her house for so long after Katrina.
The grill was such an appropriate gift since it was exactly like the one he bought for himself just days before they were ordered to evacuate New Orleans. Like most people, when packing to evacuate he only expected to be away from home for a day or two so he packed light, real light. We're talking a couple changes of clothes, his dog Panda and a bag of dog food.
While there were things left behind that were more important than the grill, like refills for medications, check book/deposit slips, and his prescription sunglasses ... the grill seemed to be the one thing most on his mind.
Over and over he would say "I should have tied that grill to the back of my car and pulled it to Florida" or ... "I'll bet there is a group of now homeless people camping out at my house, cooking my steaks on my new grill and drinking all of my booze." Sort of made you want to join them. LOL
Anyway ... he called Monday and told me that they had the same grill as his, on sale at K-Mart (of all places), I went down on Monday and bought one, and Robert went on Tuesday to pick it up and deliver it to my sister. (Thanks Rob)
Theresa came home with a bottle of wine, 3 beautiful Filet Mignon Steaks, King Crab Legs, Little Neck Clams, and Artichokes. So many of our favorite things all at one time. YUM.
Chris said putting the grill together would be an all day Sunday project but of course Theresa and I wanted to grill our Valentine delights on the new grill so ... we started putting the thing together while Chris was still at the gym. Ummm, OK ... so not one of the best ideas we ever had.
We ended up grilling on the old grill while watching the Charlie Brown Valentine Special. Then hanging out by the fire for a bit.
What more could a girl ask for on Valentine's Day?