Valentine Pizza and “chock-lit”

Inspired by Jess of “Get Sconed!” and her heart-shaped vegan shortbread Valentine’s cookies, I decided to make a heart-shaped pizza for dinner. My pizza was not vegan, but it was vegetarian (and yummy). I tried out some veggie pepperoni for the first time and, while I didn’t like eating it right out of the package, it was pretty good on the pizza. In addition to the veggie pepperoni, I also put on shredded carrots, red swiss chard, tomato sauce and monterrey jack cheese. It was quite a tasty dinner. :)

The heart-shaped dough:

With the veggie pepperoni:

Topped with all the fixins and ready to bake:

The finished pizza, hot out of the oven:

Recalling my disappointment last Valentine’s day when all Jody got me was a card, this year he got me a card AND a box of Belgian chocolates. :) I was a happy girl. Chocolate (in any form) really is the key to my heart. I think it’s the key to Ava’s too. We let her have a few bites and soon after she said, “more chock-lit?”

After our feast of heart-shaped pizza and “chock-lit,” Jody and I watched Saving Face tonight. IMDB description: “A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.” And one reviewer on Netflix said, “It’s a story of the relationship between a mother and daughter, and their search for love in the face of family and societial expectations.” I liked it. It was quite good and different from the norm.

Hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s day. :)

Happy Valentine’s Day

I recently had a 10×20 storyboard printed of this (without the words) to hang in our livingroom. I threw the words on it to add a little Valentine’s flair. :)

Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody!

We don’t do much to celebrate V’day around here, so I’m not expecting any presents (even though I secretly want them). ;) We did get a package from my parents yesterday with some reese’s peanut butter cups (mmmmm), as well as clothes, a book and stickers for Ava.

Hope you all have a nice day. :)