Valentine’s Day Recap

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you and your friends/family/significant other had a lovely day celebrating however you chose to. A and I have traditionally not done anything big for this holiday – instead, we have typically chosen to lay low and cook a fancy meal at home as opposed to fighting the crowds and going out. This is always one of those fun holidays where I get some extra freedom and time to be creative in the kitchen and do something a little different.

This year we opted to hang out with A’s siblings down in Costa Mesa. His brother is moving out of state in a couple months and his younger sister and her husband are also wanting to move at some point so we have been trying to hang out at least once a month, making memories and building relationships now why we are at least all in the same region.

We spent Sunday morning working at church as always, spent a couple hours in the afternoon doing taxes with my mom (oh yes, we party hard in the Bixler home), and then headed down to Orange County.

For dinner, I cooked steaks in my most favorite cast iron with a homemade herb butter (I’ll post a recipe soon so be on the look out for how I cook that) and then roasted sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts in the oven. A’s brother provided mashed potatoes and wine and his sister baked brownies for dessert.

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As we were eating dinner, A’s older sister, brother-in-law, and our two nieces FaceTimed. These girls are adorable!

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I have definitely been blessed with a great in-law family and I love them all dearly!

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