Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Surprise Dinner

On Valentine’s Day I surprised hubby and the toddler with a dinner they had been asking for for a while (I purposefully left it off our meal plan so it would be a surprise…):

Spaghetti with grass-fed beef sauce with lots of carrots and celery

spaghetti 01
and garlic cheese bread.

garlic cheese bread
There also was a salad that didn’t get photographed.

They both were very happy and surprised! Smile

Today’s dinner was as planned:

Veggie soup with carrots, celery, edamame, tofu, eggs, and half a leftover chicken breast (the chicken was not planned but was leftover from the chicken salad I made for lunch, so I decided to use it).

chicken tofu veggie soup
It’s funny how different food makes different people happy. I much preferred today’s dinner…

Questions: What was the last time someone surprised you with food? What was it? When did you last surprise someone with food?

Be well,


  1. I suprised my hubby with his favorite dessert on Vday!

  2. Anonymous2/16/2011

    Your spaghetti looks amazing! I love adding lots of veggies to mine, but sadly my husband is not a fan, so I usually just cook some separately to add to my dish. And grassfed beef... yum!!

  3. The spaghetti looks delicious!

    I haven't been surprised with food much because I do all the cooking at home. I can surprise my hub with any dessert I make, he loves them all.

  4. Anonymous2/16/2011

    andrea, what a great surprise. this dinner looks delicious for sure. we have not surprised eachother with a home cooked meal in a while since we are sans kitchen. i will look forward to it though soon ;)

  5. My hubby surprised me with breakfast on Sunday...oatmeal! Nothing new, per se, but he made it for me which somehow made it taste better! Your spaghetti looks great, Andrea!

  6. Looks yummy! Two weeks ago my hubby surprised me by having dinner ready by the time I got home from work - table set with candles lit and everything!

  7. Yum. Now I have a craving for spaghetti and garlic bread.

  8. Yummy, the bread is making me hungry.

  9. Anonymous2/17/2011

    Both dinners sure look yummy! I cook all the time so no one surprises me, but sometimes I surprise myself with just putting a bunch of ingredients together at the last minute and coming up with something new :)