Every Valentine's Day I bake Sweet Heart Sugar Cookies.
This is a recipe that was passed down from my Grandmother, Beatrice Euphemie.
We called her 'Nana Bea'.
'Bea' was her nickname.
She passed this recipe down to my Mother, who passed it down to me.
A recipe from 'The American Everyday Cookbook'
My Grandmother chose this recipe just for me
and I did inherit her original and well worn cookbook with the recipe inside.
Every year since we have met (we were High School Sweethearts),
I have made these sweet cookies for my Dear Blue Eyes.
He has always remembered this special day.
This is my very first Valentine from him.
I was in 9th grade.
He was in 10th.
With Braces. :)
We have endured through all of life's offerings.
As time goes by......
He always brings me roses.
This year with chocolates.
And movie tickets for tonight.
And the sweetest of cards.
I cook his favorite meal (Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice),
and bake his favorite cookies.
With coupons xo
I've set a special table for just the two of us.
Using my Mother's Royal Albert bone china (Lady Carlyle)
for the very first time.
I wanted a very special occasion to unpack it for the first time.
She loved this china and my Father bought her each piece, one at a time, on their own special occasions.
I always brought my Mother roses on Valentine's Day.
And a little treasure.
A sachet, or a pretty dish.
Or something handmade.
She kept them all.
I've added some precious porcelain heart boxes that I have collected over time.
Some are sweet gifts.
A tiny sentiment.
Waiting for a sweet toast.
(Pomegranate juice and ginger-ale, as we will be driving)
Cupid plays a love song.
Sweets for the sweet.
The tiered servers are precious gifts from my Sisters.
An enduring Love's celebration.
I wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day
I hope you celebrate this special day with someone you love.
Valentine's Day is for everyone-
Friends, Mothers, Children, Grandmothers.
A celebration of love.
Don't forget to eat something sweet.