Monday, April 06, 2009

HOW Many Years Has It Been?!?

Yesterday was a big celebration for Marble Man and me. We unplugged for the entire day... that's right, we turned off the tv AND the computer (Whaaaat?). We spent the day being together, and being quiet. It was lovely. Oh.... right, and it was our wedding anniversary: twenty-two years ago we made it official.

"How did you celebrate", you ask? With food of course! We're serious foodies - what better way to say "I love you" than with fabulous flavors?

Marble Man did the shopping this week, so he picked up his version of surf 'n' turf: baby lamb chops and humongous sea scallops served over sauteed pea shoots.

"Hurry up and take the picture already!"

For dessert: Crepes Suzette (Sorry no pictures, we snarfed 'em up too fast for the shutter to click!)

And for Afters: Rum Runners. If you've never been to Florida, you probably haven't heard of these frozen concoctions. They're lethal! We were in The Sunshine State for our honeymoon and after tasting one of these drinks, we rapidly realized we had to limit ourselves to ONE per night. We were totally blotto. We had so much fun that we made them at home:

Florida rum Runner
Makes one drink

1.5 oz rum
1 oz blackberry brandy
1 oz banana liqueur
1.5 oz lime juice
.5 oz grenadine syrup
crushed ice

Mix in blender until ice is slushy.

Serve while frozen in a collins glass. Insert straw and pour 151 rum down the straw. That first hit's a doozy!

Here's to another 20 years with you, Marble Man... my best friend, and the love of my life.


Jewllori by Lori said...

First of all ...

That's awesome, love the pic!!

And secondly...

when can I come for dinner?! You guys seriously should go on Hell's Kitchen or something!

Snap said...

Happy Anniversary!

How about a cookbook? !!!!

You do know how to celebrate!

Anonymous said...

happy anniversary! you two look pretty much the same-albeit hairstyles have changed a bit.
nice wedding photo-
congrats and the dinner looked excellent!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Happy anniversary! (I'm all smiles-love makes me giddy!)

Sounds like a great evening; silence, sustenance and spirits!

woolies said...

Happy Anniversary!


High Desert Diva said...

Awww....happy anniversary!!!

TattingChic said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! :)

EADotCom said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate! May you have many many more wonderful years together - from a 26 going on 27....

Andrea said...

How absolutely sweet! Happy Anniversary to you both!

lori vliegen said...

oh my two couldn't get any cuter if you tried! here's to many, many more wonderful years of love, friendship, great meals and rum runners!! congratulations kate and marble man!! WOO HOO!

3rdEyeMuse said...

happy happy 22!! here's to 20X20 more! :)

Gabriela said...

Hello Kate,

Congrats! Fabulous menu!

~ Gabriela ~

EADotCom said...

I have your blog on my reader. Come by each time you post =) Might not comment everytime,but I do visit =)

Isabel said...

Happy Anniversary Kate! That dinner looked delicious! May you celebrate many many more toasting Rum Runners with Marble Man!

Fete et Fleur said...


It looks like you had a wonderful time.


KathrynAntyr said...

I shall never forget your anniversary as it falls around the time of my blogiversary.

I have a wonderful tour of Bloglandia that follows a magical map that I drew up in honor of my 1-year blogiversary. The tour includes several stops to all of my favorite people and places. I think you'll recognize a few of them. {wink}

When you swing by be sure to scroll to the end of the tour to learn about my new blog, True North Arts.

Can you feel the buzz?

xoxo k

Judy H in NC said...

Happy Anniversary. These days it nice to see someone still together and loving it. By the way, any leftovers? (sent by collagediva and loved your blog)

rochambeau said...

Congratulations Kate and Marble Man!!
It is a gift to find another person to share your life with.
Happy Anniversary to you both!

AND Happy Easter too!

Christine said...

Congrats~22 years is amazing although I'm sure it feel like it went by like that (snaps fingers*)!