Planning a Fun Valentine’s Day

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20 min

Are you planning a fun Valentine’s Day? I don’t go crazy with valentines decorations but I do add a bit of pink to my white sofa in my family room. Pillows and a throw are a nice cozy touch. I don’t buy a lot, but I put out some Valentine’s candy for “Handy”. He’s my sweet eater and he enjoys the love!

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I used to do more when the kids were little. With Kenny and Annie, I always made homemade Valentines for them and I decorated the house with crafts. Emma wanted nothing to do with my homemade cards and proudly distributed her store-bought beauties. I always added in something extra–much to her chagrin. LOL.

I decided to try my hand at making a small Valentine’s project this week just to see if I’ve still got it! My idea was to make 3-D hanging hearts, cut out from pages of an old book. Turns out the book was so old that just cutting the fragile paper was a challenge. My project turned into just some old sheet music and my cut-out hearts on my table. I’m loving this cozy little corner of my family room. It’s where I sit at night and watch TV with “Handy” or read a book.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Plans

Since Valentine’s Day is on a Monday this year, I won’t have time to prepare a complicated dinner. Salmon is an easy healthy, but also elegant dish to make for the occasion. The color of salmon also lends itself to a pretty amazing holiday meal. Salmon, along with a simple salad and herbed brown rice, will be a delicious dinner.

Rice makes a perfect side dish for the salmon

Fresh Salmon Filets

Planning a Fun Valentine’s Day
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  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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Baked Lemon Salmon
  • 2 salmon filets
  • 2 tsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp Simply Organic All-Purpose Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 375°
Line 9 x 9 baking dish with foil (makes for an easy clean-up)
Place salmon filets, skin side down, in the dish and drizzle with oil. Using a basting brush, make sure the oil coats the top of the salmon
Squeeze the juice of a lemon on each filet (1/2 per piece)
Sprinkle with seasonings and top with slices of the second lemon
Cover with foil and bake in oven for 15 minutes or until filets are flaky
  • If you’re not watching your caloric intake, you can also top each filet with a pat of butter.
  • You can also substitute seasoning with what ever you like. I sometime use Herbs de Provence or Italian Seasoning.
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