V-Day, for Married People
This past week was the celebration of the Feast of St. Valentine, or, as it’s called here in the U.S., Chocolate and Flowers Day.
The Blonde and I, however, have been married for over seven years and rarely do anything special for V-day. Last week, we decided to change that.
While lazing around on Saturday morning (yes, I know Valentine’s day was Thursday) we started discussing what special thing we could do for dinner. So many people go out for V-day (a co-worker called it “amateur night”) that we figured our best bet was the opposite. We would stay in and make a special meal ourselves.
Figuring put what we were in the mood for, well, that was a bit more difficult. Normally when we’re thinking about dinner, we go hunting through the million and one blogs we read and wait until something hits us. This night we wanted to have an idea first, though.
The first idea to stick was lettuce wraps.
I suddenly started thinking of P.F. Chang’s lettuce wraps, and the salty-sweetness of them. Not the beef part, that’s kinda nasty at this point, but the flavors of the sauce combined with the crunch of the lettuce.
We had a start.
The blonde busted out her copy of Appetite for Reduction, and we hunted until we found her Tofu Lettuce Wraps. Jackpot.
Having never made pad Thai before, this recipe was really easy, and thankfully, had mostly ingredients that we had.
Neither of these recipes were especially difficult to make, but we had the benefit of patience and, well, I am a hell of a cook. . .
Yes, we celebrated late, and yes, I’m posting late, but hey, what’s the downside? We had a wonderful evening, and ate a bunch of food, and even had leftovers that fed us on Sunday. Having V-day dinner late was better that if we had indeed tried to go out for dinner. I mean, have you ever tried to get a seat at a good restaurant on Valentine’s Day? It’s a nightmare. Give me my beautiful Blonde and a bottle of wine at home any day.
What about you? Do anything special, or would you rather eat out than stay in?