Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Treat for two ...continued

So both Valentine's day and my anniversary came and went in a second. That may be so but I now have a new story to pass on to my grandkids...... That Grandpa (thats my husband) loved Grandma(that's me) so much that he beat her to buying her own car.Instead he went ahead and bought it for her as an anniversary present .One of the sweetest and grandest gesture of love.Do people, do that anymore? Well obviously, because Grandpa did :-)

Yes, freinds.I got a new car for my 4th wedding anniversary and that right now,is my new love.

What did I do for him...Lots of presents and ofcourse made a mushy , romantic ,(some would even call it corny but who cares) valentines day meal for him replete with candles,chocolates and roses.That, because I am a die hard romantic .

Witness for yourself as I firmly uphold the old adage "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach "

Sphagetti with Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Shrimp Scampi and Tira Misu cake ,anyone ? I promise to come back with the recipes from this and the superbowl entry.Meanwhile enjoy the pictures .

The set up (sounds almost sinister) :-)

Sphagetti with meatballs

Tiramisu cake

Cards, chocolates and wine seal the deal

Hmm , he likes it , he likes it not? Worry not girl , he loved it :)


Gangadhar said...

Oh..dat's great!! My hearty congratulations on owning a new car..

Gangadhar said...

Pics're not visible initially...
And Meenal,you look gorgeous in that pic!!

Kapil said...

How should one start - Congrats for the car / Congrats on completing four years with your hubby! or just congrats for such a wonderful spread on the occassion of Valentine for your hubbby, again.

Great job indeed!

BTW, please share the recipes soon, I am planning to cook something on the weekend. Would love to have some recommendations. NO INDIAN and VEG only.

Indira said...

Congrats Meenal and how can one not fall in love all over again, over that fabulous spread. and you are adorable!

Puspha said...

WOW!!!! That table looks absolutely romantic. Congrats to u, Meenal.

Kay said...

Utterly butterly romantic! :) Congratulations on your anniversary and new car, Meenal! :)

Courtney said...

very hot n' sultry. including you. mm-hmmm

Michele said...

OK, you put Martha Stewart to shame....
Food, personality and you are MUCH better looking!

Awesome post...again.

As for what I did on Valentines day...not much..after 20+ years together, the kids get the attention now. Doesn't mean he didn't get a card or that I didn't bake him anything, but 4 weeks ago, I discovered a new bakery the next town over, brought him back a sample and it turned out that this year was the first year I did NOT have to bake him a cake. My DH's Birthday is the day before Valentines..so it's his day that really is the focus this time of year.
I think its great that you have someone who appreciates your culinary efforts. My kids turn their noses at most, if not all, of my cooking. They'd be happy with Mac & Cheese... *sigh*

I mean, the other night, I baked chicken smothered in Cream of Mushroom soup, sour cream and Dry Sherry, sprinkled with paprika. Served over broad egg noodles. How basic can I get? My DH LOVED it! My kids....not.

Maybe that's why I enjoy all your pics. I appreciate your efforts.
Just wish I could taste them too!

Ashwini said...

You are so teasing us with all those pics! Good work. When can we see the recipes?!

Garam Masala said...

Meenal - You really went all out and fabulous for the occassion!!From breakfast to dinner! You do deserve that car for being such a lovely wife:-) My best wishes to the two of you!

Meenal Mehta said...

hey gangadhar ,

iam glad you could see the pictures after the first try and thanks for the compliments both for me and my food

Meenal Mehta said...

hey Kapil ,

so you finally visited my blog after a long time .

thankyou for all the wishes .

About what you were planning to cook you mentioned " NO INDIAN and VEG only. "I understood the vegetarian part but what was no indian ..iam assuming it meant"Non-Indian".If thats what it meant , firstly it depends on what cuisines you fancy ...you could try thai recipes if you are looking for non-indian recipes

Let me know

Meenal Mehta said...

thanks Indira ,

yes my hubby loved it .Thanks again on your compliments to me :-)

Meenal Mehta said...

hey pushpa ,


Kay thanks

it was supposed to be romantic .Looks like I succeeded

Courtney ,

thanks ...me ..hot and sultry ? Gee ..thanks (turning red)

Meenal Mehta said...

Hey Michelle ,

long time girl .

First of all , you went all out with your complimets.I quite simply dont know what to say.

Me and Martha Stewart ..lol ...Yes she's good.Yes,I want to be a billionaire like she is :-)but I have time on my side so I just might get there .Iam almost 4 decades younger than her)CHEEKY GRIN !

Wow , you both have been together 20 yrs ?Amazing!Belated happy bday to your husband and belated Val's day to you both .Iam not sure what I would do when we have been together 20 yrs .Hard to imagine .But time flies and before I know , we will be there .So I might be asking you for tips.

My cooking is more grown up.Kids, now they are another ball game.I think my focus might change when I become a mom .Because kids are picky and like well,non-adult food.

When you talk of your kids ..Iam reminded of my niece who is happy with Mac and cheese any day too.

The recipe you mentioned sounds yum and simple .Not basic at all.

Maybe you will taste my recipes soon and I would like to say thankyou so very much to you too for appreciating my work.:-)

Take care -Meenal

Meenal Mehta said...

hey Ashwini,

nah not teasing :) , just sharing , the recipes have begun ...

Meenal Mehta said...

hey garam masala,

thanks a ton..I did go all out:)

As to whether Iam a lovely wife, my husband could best answer that question but that is a lovely thought :)

Michele said...

You're Welcome, Meenal!!
What a nice response, Thanks!

Meenal Mehta said...

thanks Michelle

Anonymous said...

Hi Meenal,
I found a link to your blog on Tina's. Let me reiterate what many others have said - your presentation skills are really something! Hope to see recipes from this spread soon - especially the Tiramisu -slurp-slurp!


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