The St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, Illinois, occurred a mere 82 years ago, in 1929. Al Capone was in Florida but his gunsels lined up 7 rival gangsters from the Bugs Moran gang and machine-gunned them. Capone later went to prison on evasion of income tax charges. He died in 1947 of cardiac arrest at his home in Miami Beach. Moran died of lung cancer in Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary in 1957.
All of which is to wish you all a happy St. Valentine's Day. It was a little calmer around our home. I fixed a Shrimp Scampi bake, Fettucini Alfredo, a salad, a freshly-baked loaf of French bread and we tested out a couple of straight-from-the-supermarket cheesecake samples for dessert. Oh, and a bottle of Chardonnay. I meant to take pictures but everything was getting done at the same time and in the excitement I forgot. So this is the only one I got, after the cheesecakes.
The BRD communicated by e-mail this afternoon and told me of her menu for herself and her Beau Jack: Brie en croute, shrimp cocktails, lobster bisque with salad, Red Velvet cake and champagne.
Sounds like all four of us did pretty good today. I hope your day (and eating) went just as well.