Valentine's Adventures

To celebrate Valentine's Day, J and I cooked dinner at his studio apartment. I walked in the door and was greeted by the cheery table, already set with flowers, red napkins in lieu of tablecloth, and candles. It made the place feel more festive than usual, and I love imagining him shopping for heart-shaped candles.

We made a caprese salad—Justin's favorite—with sliced tomatoes, buffalo mozarella and basil leaves. Nothing fancy, but fresh and delicious.
This is all the kitchen space we had to work with in his 300-square-foot bachelor pad:

We cooked linguine with black and green olives, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic. Then we made lemon chicken from a recipe we found online (which I can't seem to locate anymore.) The sliced half the lemon and used the other half for juice. We pounded then breaded the chicken breasts, dipped them in a flour and lemon juice mixture, then threw in the pan with sliced lemons, olive oil, parsley and garlic. Very simple but delicious. Especially for two novices in the kitchen!
Also, check out the stunning arrangement that J sent to me at work! [by Flowers of the World]

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