Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Confessional

I confess. I'm not a romantic. At least not nearly as romantic as my big teddy bear of a husband. He always can find the perfect gifts and say the sweetest things. But when it comes to Valentines Day, I dominate!

I love Valentines Day. Like the commercial on TV says- Valentines Day is for not only saying I Love You, but I Love Us. I plan for months what small (we never spend a lot because it really IS the thought that counts) gift I can get him. I read through racks and racks of cards to find the one that says exactly what I feel. And I cook! Again, it's all about the food.

A lot of couples choose to go out to eat for Valentines Day, and while that's okay for them, it doesn't work so well for us. First, it's expensive! Secondly, no matter where we choose to go, we wait forever in lines. So a few years back we decided to do the extravagant meal at home, spend our time with the kids and save a lot of money.

The same meal is made every year. I think my family would protest if I ever tried to change up the menu! The only thing that varies is dessert. I always make Steak with Parmesan Crab Sauce, Crab Legs with melted butter, baked potatoes with sour cream and chives, a side salad, Tuxedoed Strawberries, Jello Hearts, and dessert. I usually keep the dessert simple since everything else to prepare keeps me busy. These Cake Truffles look easy or I might just go with one of my faves- Praline Cheesecake.

How will you be spending your Valentines Day this year?


  1. Sounds delicious!

    I have just posted about what we did for Valentines. Though my partner would say we dont 'do' romance or valentines. :)

    We had a meal that my partner chose to cook at home this year. We dont 'do' Valentines but we do go out for a meal around the 14th feb. It worked well as the toddler was asleep and the older kids were out doing their own thing.


  2. Wow Angie.... would it be awkward if I just came and spent dinner with you and your family? LOL

    We dont really do anything for Valentines here. You inspire me to maybe plan my menu a bit more Valentine oriented :)

  3. lol You're not the first person to ask me that this weekend. Ummm...maybe next year!

  4. When our kids were young, we decided to give up on going out to dinner...too expensive to take all five of us plus not relaxing at all. So we started having "red" meals for Valentine's day--all the food must be pink or red (luckily if the inside of steak is still pink, it counts!). So fun to try to find new things. Your way so much more delicious!