The Gift of Love: Adoption from The Anti-Cruelty Society

The best gift is the gift of love. And in the spirit of today’s holiday our family has received just that in the form of a teeny 10 month old Boston Terrier. This little ball of energy was transfered to The Anti-Cruelty Society from Chicago’s Animal Care & Control with a mean case of Bordatella. I promptly scooped him up as a foster and immediately fell in love. David soon followed and even Peanut, our resident BT Frenchie mix, has had his heart swept away.

Love is truly in the air – wishing you a very merry Valentine’s Day!

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Warm Fuzzy Feelings: V-Day Dinner

This year Valentine’s Day falls on a true blue Monday. If you and your sweetie are working, but still want to mark the occasion, throw together a simple comfort food dinner tomorrow night.

My suggestion: indulgent mini grilled cheese sandwiches paired with a hearty tomato soup. To add a lovey dovey touch, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to give the bread some whimsy. Using the leftover crusts, cut them into cubes, sprinkle with olive oil and rosemary, then pop them into a pan for a quick toasting. Meanwhile, pour your tomato soup into decorative mugs and top with your homemade croutons. Put out a rustic tablecloth and some candles and in less than 15 minutes you’ll be on your way to romance!

All is full of Love

Being a lover of hearts, red, and…well….love, I always find joy in this time of year when everything erupts in these themes. I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t condone consumerism or gluttonous chocolate binging – but there is something to celebrating the people and things for which you have affections.

So in the spirit of the season I bestow you with a Pierogi Picnic valentine!