Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tonight I will make dinner, Chicken Madeira with rice pilaf, salad, and chocolate covered strawberries for desert. I'll light the special candles on the dinner table and turn on my favorite XM radio station. We'll eat and talk and laugh. Maybe we'll throw in a little swing dance in the kitchen just for the fun of it. Then we'll snuggle on the couch and watch our favorite Thursday night shows. Who could ask for anything more?

*********************THE BEST LAID PLANS***************

Have you any idea what happens when a plate full of beautifully frosted sugar cookies is, by accident, left in an oven that is turned on? The smell of warm sugar was glorious for a few minutes. Then, the room filled with smoke and the ungodly smell of burnt sugar. The glorious sugar cookies Erin and I decorated were a molten mess of melted sugar and burnt cookie. To make matters worse, I had to spend 30 minutes cleaning out the oven before I could bake anything in it. When I finally got around to making dinner, I realized that I had forgotten to pick up butter and lemon juice, two necessary ingredients for Chicken Madeira. I had to run to 7-11 because it's the closest, and pay a ridiculous amount for my missing ingredients. I did eventually finish dinner, and we ate at a beautifully set table thanks to Erin who polished the table and set out all of the pretty plates and glasses. We did talk and laugh and dream about what will happen when we move. It was still beautiful and wonderful, there were just a few bumps in the road.


Kelli said...

Oh no! That so sounds like something that would happen to me.

BTW, we're all feeling better. Thank you for the get well wishes:)

Kristen said...

It seems like everyone's V-Day was a bust! :)

Unknown said...


Thanks for sharing your story, and having a sense of humor about it!

Old Folks Blog said...

Sandra,you are a mess,I can see your face when you opened the oven door,those big beautiful eyes wide open and a shocked look with a slight grin and most likely {OH MY GOSH}..........HA Glad it all worked out ok.
Give our love to all,
The Oldfolks

aola said...

Well... they were really pretty cookies.

McMom said...

I am glad things turned out well in the end!