Fridays at school are always a high energy day...
but add to that, Valentine's Day.
Students exchange flowers, stuffed animals, balloons, candy and cards.
However, we started our day on a more serious note.
I invited my friend and colleague into my Independent Living class
for a guest presentation on STDs.
My Foods class had made sugar cookie dough on Thursday,
and it was chilling overnight in the refrigerator.
So, yesterday, we rolled, cut, and baked Heart Cookies.
And making the frosting was an important task.
Students were quite focused, don't you think?!
And their final product?
I'm not sure we are pinterest ready,
but our cookies were delicious!
After work, hubby and I tossed around the idea of
cooking dinner together at home, or going out for a bite.
We did not need to discuss this for long.
By Friday, we are usually worn out from the work week.
We ended up at our long-time favorite restaurant,
And this was the Valentine Special.
It was perfect!
In fact, it was perfect for hubby and me to share!!
He enjoyed the steak and potato...
I enjoyed the steamed broccoli and grilled shrimp.
There was a crab cake for each of us...
(Sorry, I took a bite before I remembered to take a photo.)
And, for the sweet tooth...
a heart shaped brownie,
strawberry ice cream,
chocolate and strawberry syrup,
with a shaved chocolate garnish.
While Mavericks is our long-time favorite,
we have a new restaurant in our neighborhood, Flatlanders...
and is easily our new favorite.
We stopped on our way home for an after dinner beverage and were treated to these complementary strawberries.
They were fabulous!
It was a wonderful evening.
p.s. today is the one-year anniversary of mom's funeral.
She had been adamant the people should not spend money for flowers for her funeral.
However, that request was accidentaly omitted from her obituary...
Of course, we ordered the casket spray when planning her funeral,
but I was afraid there might be other bouquets, against her wishes.
But the good Lord, again, took care of every detail.
Because this was the day after Valentine's Day,
even though her loving nieces and nephews tried,
there were no other flowers.
I also want to thank everyone who left such kind and loving comments here on my blog and on my facebook page.
I appreciate your friendship.