Thank you for your help on the lobster cooking business. The store has agreed to do the dirty deed for me and I’m going to wear rubber gloves when preparing it tonight. Seafood causes me to quit breathing and I don’t think that would be very romantic at all, so I’ll be very careful messing about with that lobster.
I got up at 4:30 a.m. to get my baking done, set the table for tonight, and take my photos for this post. I made Red Velvet Cupcakes for our neighbors using the recipe is from Seasonal Delights. I have a heart-shaped tray for each family which we’ll deliver when my husband gets home from work this afternoon. The candy hearts are from a bag of wedding hearts and I just picked out ones appropriate for Valentine’s and ignored the “groom” and “bride” bits.
My initial plan was to make Pavlova for our dessert tonight using a recipe my friend Donna sent to me, but I’m worried about trying that in conjunction with the lobster effort which already makes me nervous. So some of the Red Velvet batter was used in heart-shaped pots which I bought at Michael’s for 99-cents each.
I used the beautiful paper hearts Joni made for me as decorations along with adorable Valentine cards from Kelli, Anna, and our neighbors and friends, Maggie and Brad.
The only thing left to do is pick up the lobster at the store and finish the other dinner preparations. I think I’ll take a nap, too.
Photo by Dub Scroggin; text added by me