I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day whether it be with that special someone or living the fabulous single life. This is Bryan and my first Valentine's since getting married, and it was a simple and sweet day of hanging out in beautiful weather, checking out a new church, and eating heavenly food.

I woke up this morning to this:

My nickname is Chorizo (thanks to Bryan's old British roommate who pronounced my name that way).

I must admit that Bryan gives the best cards. I have a collection of all the ones he has given me, and he has such a knack for picking them! I can relate so well to every card.

Today's card is brought to you by the letter "V" and American Greetings.

And yes, Bryan was about to wish me "Happy Birthday."

Our day began with us checking out a new church. B and I have been talking about going to church for awhile now. We are on the hunt for the right one, and the one we attended today seems very promising. The pastor had a great personality, and the sermon was extremely relevant and thought-provoking. I always seem to feel lighter and uplifted after attending a good sermon.

After church, we had lunch at my new favorite restaurant in Houston, Kasra Persian Grill. The food is amazing, and the meals are a great value especially since you will probably be doggy-bagging half of it.

First, they bring you complimentary flatbread called "Taftoon" along with an herb plate of basil, mint, parsley, green onion, radishes, and little cubes of feta cheese. Yum! The other little container has sugar cubes to sweeten your Persian tea.
The last time we ate here, we had the most delicious and garlic-y hummus that compliments the Taftoon quite well!

I ordered the "Jujeh kabob" which consisted of a whole Cornish hen marinated in their secret sauce and spices and grilled tomatoes. I substituted my regular basmati rice with one of their specialty rices that contains little bits of dried cherries, pistachios, and other goodness I can't remember. If you'll notice, there is also a little butter package sitting on my dish. You mix it up with your rice while it's still hot to add the perfect oomph.

B ordered the "Sultani" which consisted of kubideh (skewer-cooked ground beef) and the filet mignon barg (steak on a stick). He had the specialty dill rice with his entree.

Ok, just looking at the photos is making me hungry. I'm off to eat the leftovers!

Oh, and if you live in Houston or happen to be here June 5-6, buy tickets to the Free Press Summerfest here. The first 500 weekend passes are on sale for only $15! I've been really wanting to see Flaming Lips and Ra Ra Riot!


  1. That card was soo cute and sweet! Congratulations on your first Valentines as a married couple. And that food does look delicious. I'm getting hungry just looking at it.


  2. How sweet!

    Where did you guys go to church? I'm looking for one too...

  3. what a sweet card! oh congrats for your first married valentine, i hope they come more!! the food looks yummilicious!! Happy vday!!

    Check out my blog for my vdays featuring ;)

  4. awww so incredibly sweet! hope you had a great day

    and that line up looks awesome, love the flaming lips!

  5. Looks like an awesome day, thanks for sharing it with us.

  6. awwwwww! that's sooooo sweeet! : )

  7. lol about the happy birthday part, thats cute. The food looks so yummm, glad you enjoyed!

  8. Persian and armenian food is one of my FAVORITES. We order it all the time.

  9. That card is sooo sweet and the food looks so good :)

  10. cute cards!!! and your food looks amazing!!

  11. Oh, yum yum yum! I'm glad you had a good valentines day, and thank you for reminding me to take a photo of the roses my boyfriend bought for me before they wilt. I can't believe I didn't think to do that!

  12. card is soo cute! well, i don't celebrate valentines day in a traditional way, becasue i'm still a single, buut i went skiing with my family and riends and it was by far better!

  13. The food looks yummy! Such cute cards to! xx

  14. Oh my God that Valentine's day card is so sweet :) And the hummus platter looks so delicious ^^


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