Date Night With Jeff

scenes from the last couple weeks


valentine roses & champagne godiva chocolates butterfly line drawings by my dad silly kitten cherry berry treats (I had red velvet! of course!) walnut honey cream cheese bagel with orange marmalade for teatime! dried valentine roses I hope you’ve all been having a beautiful winter…. Much love, Melissa

chocolate fondue


Hello Friends! Happy Sunday. We made yet another fun-filled trip to Menards to get some stuff for working on the house and painting. I do not love this part of the process. I will be happy to have everything done. It really has been a wonderful weekend so far though. My daughter Andrea came into…

red wing brewery


This past weekend we visited a new Red Wing establishment, the Red Wing Brewery. I love the feel of the place, very cozy, yet open and airy with lots of natural light. They offer a great lunch menu that’s always evolving. When we visited, Jeff and I shared a turkey sandwich with provolone served on…

love notes jar


A week of Valentine’s Treats ~ Day THREE! ~ A LOVE NOTES JAR! Today I made a jar of love notes for the hubby. I included coupons for hugs, kisses, back rubs, batches of cupcakes, movie dates, tea dates, lunch dates, candlelight dinners, morning walks, theater tickets, sunset viewings on the porch (with vino) and…

jeff’s roasted cornish game hens


I have three bags of chicken and turkey bones in the freezer so I’m making another pot of soup. This time, chicken noodle with the wide, yummy egg noodles. Jeff and Gracie demolished the last batch. I forgot to get carrots when we were at the grocery store yesterday, so I’m bundling up and walking…

sea salt steamed artichokes


Happy Friday! Here’s an elegant appetizer for your next gathering. Steamed artichokes are so easy and delicious. Perfect served with drawn garlic butter and a glass of Pinot Grigio. Jeff and I had some for lunch in front of the fireplace a few days ago. Romance! whole, fresh artichokes sea salt butter garlic Wash artichokes.…

a six senses post


tasting ~ Chocolate Rocket Yerba Mate by David’s Tea…a gift from our friend Aaron…soooo yummy! chocolate, raspberries and almonds… oh my! and, a delicious turkey dinner made by the cute hubby for date night smelling ~ drawn garlic butter for steamed artichokes…. the fresh scent of pine needles filling the house…the best Christmas smell… seeing…

restaurant review ~ the chef shack ~ bay city, wisconsin


fried duck eggs, steak and hash woods woman hash, potatoes, organic scrambled eggs, veggies and a bacon bratwurst link cinnamon swirl french toast with real butter, maple syrup, a bacon bratwurst link & apples I am so excited to tell you about the new location of one of our favorite restaurants.We’ve enjoyed their beautiful fare…

six senses saturday


seeing ~THIS movie in the theater today… Daniel Craig is the best bond since Connery, just sayin’… candlelight on our front porch for date night… and bittersweet growing like mad among the climbing rose bushes, pine trees and grapevines out in our back yard. feeling ~ close to completing my latest yarn expedition and eager…