In our home we celebrate every day as if it were Valentine's Day. I don't want to sucumb to the outside (media) pressure. In actuality, there is very little that I NEED. That's not to say that I don't have desires for, say, a ton of travel in my future. And, yes I do enjoy dinner out once in a while, choosing, mostly entrees that I will probably never make. Ravioli with wild boar sauce is one. You don't see much boar meat in the stores! Rigatoni with hare meat sauce is another. I guess I could hunt those rabbits that lounge and gorge on our lawn. Not likely though...
For Valentine's Day there is a tradition, of sorts, in our family. My father always sends a nice gift and I try to reciprocate. My mother always remembers her son-in-law and grandson with something special. This year they got homemade chocolate chip cookies (The best) Then I pay it forward...I do something special for my son, my special Valentine. This year I wasn't able to bake his traditional triple chocolate cake for his birthday because we were in the middle of a kitchen remodel. I promised I'd make it up to him...same cake, different shape. Happy Valentine's day!
|Jeremy's triple chocolate cake|
For my hubby, my special everything to me, I always prepare a gourmet meal at home. To us, it's so much better than going out...quieter, less expensive, more romantic. So, this year he chose veal scallopine, asparagus and whatever else I can come up with, plus dessert! We'll spend a nice evening at home and not fight the crowds.
Make every day special, cherish the people in your life. They're in your life for a reason, I believe...and have a great Valentine's Day, however you celebrate it.