Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tagine's, MAC lipstick and Chocolate-Oh my!

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!


My wonderful boyfriend took me out Saturday for a fabulous meal of oysters, filet mignon, lobster and chocolate. It was delicious! Here is a picture of us before we left. I did a deep side part with sleek, wavy ends by using hot rollers and a little hairspray as well as a red lip (MAC's brave red). I didn't even look like myself, but it was fun to try something new. I found my lipstick stayed throughout the night by using Covergirl's Lip Stain in a red/berry color before putting the lipstick on. It didn't budge through multiple courses and kisses. I was totally amazed as I worried I would be some crazy woman with red all over her face/mouth after scarfing down so much food.

My iphone 4 camera is terrible!

My boyfriend is laughing because he is stooping down to get in the picture (he is 6'6"!) and because he thought it looked like he was taking out another woman. Lol. 

Tomorrow, for the actual day, I am cooking a romantic dinner. We are having an arugula salad with goat cheese, figs, oranges, candied walnuts and a citrus vinigarette.  For the entree I am making a red-wine braised beef short rib in a new tagine (a traditional Moroccan/North African clay pot used for cooking) from Williams-Sonoma my boyfriend bought me, as well as sour cream and horseradish mashed potatoes to go with it. 

This is the tagine from Williams-Sonoma-Pretty, right?!
(www.williams-sonoma.com)


For dessert I am making a hazlenut and chocolate torte with a dark chocolate glaze. 

This is the torte I am making!
(www.williams-sonoma.com)


Splurging is what Valentine's Day is all about. Hope you all have a happy one! 

2 comments:

Whitney said...

wow!! you must be an amazing chef, my dear! That picture of you two is so cute!

Logan said...

Thanks! I have really learned to love cooking, I find it relaxing..as long as I don't do the dishes. Although I tend to stick to organic and healthy, I do love to splurge every once in a while.