My Perfect Valentine's Day:
Like any perfect housewife, I spent several hours yesterday (dressed in a cute frilly apron over my belly bump, of course) making the Feminist Househusband's favorite dessert: Strawberry cheesecake- to be served with an bubbly organic wine by candlelight tonight. The husband brought me a bouquet of roses before I even got out of bed this morning, along with two bars of dark chocolate, and he scheduled me a pre-natal massage. We shared a quiet morning together, eating breakfast before he goes to classes.
My Real Valentine's Day:
I really did make the Feminist Househusband's favorite dessert: strawberry cheesecake. I have pictures to prove it. What I don't have pictures of is the cheesecake being dumped upside down in the refrigerator (strawberry topping and all) after my 34-weeks-pregnant belly ran into the door while trying to put it in after "staging" my "perfect blog post photo shoot". I also did not take pictures of the mess my kitchen was in while I was baking, like cream cheese all over my giant, uncomfortable baby bump, my swollen feet, or the poop smeared all over a rolling pin courtesy of Dmitri. And there was definitely no apron: just an over-sized t-shirt and sweatpants (since that's about all that fits me these days!)
There really were flowers in bed, but that would be because I woke up at 6 AM with a pounding headache and swollen tonsils and had to call David to come home to take care of Dmitri because I could not get out of bed. I chose a nap over the chocolate.
And to top it all off, I will be showing some love to my teeth this afternoon with a very dreaded dentist appointment (one of my pre-baby to-dos...especially since I haven't been in 3 1/2 years).
Happy Valentine's Day, David! I love you!
Mmmm....I might eat all of it myself.
I'm sure I could top it all off with a few cynical comments about capitalism and card holidays...but instead I think I will say that this Valentine's Day is a perfect representation of our lives.
- Things never go as planned
- Nor are they ever "picture perfect"
- But the trials always bring us together
- And we survive on laughter and love
And thank God, the cheesecake made a surprising recovery and is intact (and you can't really tell that it was dumped upside down).
Now where is that champagne...
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Here is the cheesecake recipe..I substituted frozen (thawed) strawberries for fresh raspberries & used lime juice instead of lemon zest!