Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Valentine's Day Treat

Wow, what a whirlwind couple of weeks it has been in the "H" household. We had birthdays (plural), an overnight to Columbus, a work conference in New York City, and Valentine's Day all smashed together. I'm still playing catch up, and I have lots to share with you.

For today, I'm going to give you a quick peek into my Valentine's Day. It was such a treat!

Remember when I blogged about the chef services raffle to benefit the Jarrett family's adoption process? Well, Mr. H and I won second place, and we had the opportunity for Chef John Selick from University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center to cook dinner for just the two of us in our home on Sunday.
I've known him for years through the charity fundraiser circuit, and he's just as generous and kind as he is talented in the kitchen.

He whipped up a family-style meal for us, and every dish was just as fabulous as the last.
Braised beef, butter-poached lobster and risotto, fingerling potatoes, apple cider-glazed turnips, Brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds, and a delectable chocolate dessert.

It was so fun to sit and watch him cook, and then he scooted out the door to his own Valentine and we settled in for a delicious meal.
Going out to a restaurant on Valentine's Day is typical, and often a special treat for a couple. But, maybe next year you'll consider bringing in a chef to cook in your home for something truly memorable (and educational!).

Thank you to Chef Jeff Jarrett and Chef John Selick for raffling off their services to make Valentine's Day a little extra special for the two winners. Also, thank you to everyone that supported the fundraiser for the Jarrett family.

This will be one Valentine's Day that we'll never forget.