Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's recipe for time-crazed parents

Take one insanely busy Monday.

Add a heart-shaped pot someone gave you when you got married. Dust it off, as it hasn't been out of the cabinet for several years. Ponder how a lasagna is going to fit in there.

Spend 5 minutes sitting on the kitchen floor reminiscing about planning the wedding, when registering for things like pots and pans seemed like such a big deal.

Get sucked into the day.

Suddenly realize it is 4:00 and you are not sure you have ricotta cheese. Or, for that matter, lasagna noodles.

Add a dash of guilt: Isn't this how you were planning to show your family how much you care about them? A lasagna! Shaped like a HEART! Does it get any more meaningful than that?

Decide that a red, heart-shaped pot filled with tricolor pasta and sauce is plenty significant and it really is the thought that counts. Really.

Smile when family is impressed.

Serves four.


  1. Happy valentine's day, Ellen!! xo

  2. Looks delicious!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. What a beautiful dish!!! I am sure everyone loved it, because it was made with love.

    Happy Valentine's Day!!!

  4. Sorry - the previous comment was from me - it somehow got published before I got to sign my name.

  5. Sounds like the ingredients for a great day.

  6. Love that pot! happy Valentine's Day. :)

  7. *laughs* EXACTLY what I would do. If I had a heart-shaped pot. Dang.

  8. I have decided that everything and anything looks better in a heart-shaped pot. It's my new cooking secret weapon.


Thanks for sharing!

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