Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentines Table Talk Style- Meal #1

(Look at that food styling!!! We learned a lot last weekend on the set of the movie.)

Valentines has been a big deal for Jen and I since we were kids. Mom used to decorate the entire house in red and pink, serve heart waffles, have a valentines day outfit for us to wear to school, and send us to school with the most beautiful heart shaped pink frosted cookies anyone ever saw. So, ever since then I have treated Valentines as a national holiday... Jen sort of acts like she hates the commercialization of it, but secretly she loves it as much as I do!

This weekend the BF and I decided why not spend the entire weekend marking this national holiday by eating our way through it. We have BIG dinner plans every night and I thought I would blog the entire way through...

Let's start with Meal #1. I woke up this morning and made heart shaped scones (I know it is a little cheesy, but blame mom), blackberry preserves, peppered bacon, and coffee. We are trying to fast (some of you might not consider this fasting) as much as we can, because tonight we are going to a 6 hour meal at the Herb Farm.

Recipe for Scones:
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
5 Tbsp cold unsalted butter
1 cup heavy cream

Place flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix. Cut in cold butter and mix. Stir in heavy cream and use a fork to mix it. It is a very dry batter, but if it isn't coming together at all then add more cream. I always knead it a few times. Put in muffin pan all the way to the top of the pan and bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden brown on top. Serve with strawberry preserves, butter, or lemon curd.

If you need a heart shaped muffin pan you can find them at Target or online at Amazon .

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