Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, but Josh and I aren’t celebrating… yet.
He works retail and has to work tomorrow night while most couples are out having dinner. As strange as it sounds, I’m kind of okay with that.
Yes, I’d love to have Josh home with me Thursday night, but I’m not big on going out to dinner when I know restaurants will be super crowded. Plus, this gives us the chance to save a few bucks and plan a romantic night in this weekend. (I think the one-on-one time will be a lot more enjoyable than having to yell to each other just to talk over the noise in a restaurant.)
Josh has already agreed to spend some time in the kitchen with me (something I find very romantic; I imagine some movie-like scene where we’re both laughing and enjoying ourselves and when something goes wrong, it just adds to the magic–I obviously don’t live in the real world). Once we’ve finished dinner, we’ll watch something on the Roku (probably Breaking Bad). Ice cream will probably be involved. It doesn’t get better than that.
Of course, I do have a couple of small gifts for him for tomorrow before he goes to work. I can’t wait to see him open them!
I was really hoping to make some treats for my friends and to take to work tomorrow, but that’s just not going to be able to happen this year.
Although I won’t be able to celebrate to the extent that I normally do, I’m definitely not willing to be a scrooge about it. I keep daydreaming (umm… Pinteresting?) about all the Valentine-themed foods I wish I could make.
I believe a homemade dish is the perfect way to say “I love you.” So if you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift, whip up one of these goodies:
- Valentine Crepes via IKEA (text is in Swedish, so let Google translate)
- Chocolate Heart Sandwich Cookies via Shutterbean
- Rice Krispy Valentine Lollipops via Foodiecrush
- White Chocolate Valentine’s Day Krispie Treats via Eat, Live, Run
- Nutella French Toast with Strawberries via The Kitchen Life of a Navy Wife
- Chocolate Almond Date Bites via Yes, I Want Cake
- Cabernet Chocolate Truffles via How Sweet It Is