Should any of you readers be duplicate bridge players, you will understand my being AWOL after playing in a week long tournament. All of me, physical and mental, was totally exhausted, and it has taken several days to restore energy. While a tournament is intense, it is also rewarding and duplicate is a great way to keep the brain alive.
Smack dab in the middle of the tournament, I saw on my calendar that the hubby and I were scheduled to host our gourmet group last Saturday. It didn’t work for everyone to change the date, so there I was, challenged to make it happen. Between sessions I managed to get a menu planned and recipes and assignments out.
Putting a table together didn’t prove to be too hard as Valentine’s was right around the corner. Out came the little Be Mine mailbox. Filled with chocolate stir sticks and surrounded by heart shaped napkins, it became an easy centerpiece.
Since red is the color of Valentine’s, it was dominant and a perfect background for white plates.
Some weeks ago I bought napkins at HomeGoods thinking they would be right for most of February. Here they are tied with ribbon, pink for the gals and red for the guys.
It wouldn’t be a Valentine’s table if these heart shaped pieces gotten on sale at Williams Sonoma some years ago weren’t part of the setting. Their different colors add a touch of whimsey as well as work well for salad.
So, there you have it, a simple table for Valentine’s done between bridge hands! What made the table special was enjoying food and drink with friends.