Friday, February 15, 2013

Two Valentine Presents

I'm one lucky gal!  Our dear daughter asked if she could make dinner for us last night as her Valentine's gift to us.  Could she?!  When (and why) would I ever turn down an offer like that?


Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite dishes (carbo loader that I am) and hers is to-die-for.  Made with whole wheat pasta and a combination of asiago and white cheddar cheese with homemade croutons on top . . . oh, my, scrumpdillyitious!  As an extra added bonus, I still have half the casserole in the refrigerator to finish up today.   (Hee-hee.)


My hubby surprised me with a sweet little floral arrangement.  A miniature cyclamen (had never seen one of those) and a gorgeous violet in an attractive wicker basket.  (He may or may not have had assistance in obtaining same from our local floral shop.  The thought is definitely there, but shopping for such is not!)

We capped off the evening by watching the latest James Bond flick, Skyfall.  Chicken Mama pronounced it the best one starring Daniel Craig yet.  Me?  Call me a geriatric old fuddy-dud, but I'd still take Sean Connery if he were yet available.


18 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Never heard of a minature cyclamen, gmo,LOL. I too think James Bond should always be Sean Connery.

Akannie said...

I like those cyclamen, but can never keep them alive very long. lol

I agree with you and CM..Craig's awesome, but no one..and I mean NO ONE, beats Sean Connery. Ever. lol

Happy Valentine's Day to you and PP...

Kelly said...

Pretty flowers! Hubby did good!
CM's mac and cheese looks delish!!! And leftovers are the best!

Susan said...

The best of both worlds! Practical and pretty! And I am definitely on the boat where Sean Connery is concerned. Or wish I was....

Sparkless said...

Who needs to go out for a meal when you can have it made for you right at home! I must be old too cause I'd rather Sean Connery than Daniel Craig.

DFW said...

Ditto Sean from me as well. Mac & Cheese is one of my favorites & CM's looks, & sounds delicious!

Mama Pea said...

Tombstone Livestock - Several years ago I kept a cyclamen alive and healthy for over two years blooming all the while. Hope I can do the same with this little guy.

Mama Pea said...

Akannie - Cyclamen I have luck with. It's violets that I kill almost instantly. This one is so pretty I sure hope I can keep it going for longer than usual!

Mama Pea said...

Kelly - Yes, he scored big time!

I had some cold mac and cheese for lunch (love it cold) and then I heated up servings for both Papa Pea and me for dinner tonight. Still tasted pretty darn good!

Mama Pea said...

Susan - What is it about Sean Connery? I've even heard young gals in their 20s get all google-eyed over him! (Do you know he's 83 now?! How can that be?)

Mama Pea said...

Sparkless - My daughter thinks I'm out of my ever lovin' mind, but I don't think Daniel Craig is the least bit good looking. (Sorry, Daniel.)

Mama Pea said...

DFW - Well, that settles it. Methinks we have our own little Sean Connery fan club going here!

Stephanie said...

I have to agree on 007 :) Glad you had a great time!

nancy said...

Hey can you post that mac and cheese recipe, sounds devine!

Mama Pea said...

Stephanie - Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day, too, Stephanie!

Mama Pea said...

nancy - It's my daughter's recipe (I don't have it) but I'll ask her if she cares to share it.

Erin said...

I would eat all those leftovers myself, I'd have to hide them LOL! Looks delicious!

FoxyLady said...

I've seen the previews for "Skyfall" and wondered how it was, as a movie. I also always liked the Sean Connery ones and then, Roger Moore. I love Roger Moore as an actor in the Bond movies and before that in his TV series "The Saint"....that twinkle in his eyes. What was not to like!?
I got a gorgeous orchid plant this year. A splotchy sort of magenta and white, very striking flower one. My guy trades off between fancy cyclamens and orchids. So, I always have a number of both blooming around the house. So colorful in the winter time. :)