Over the last couple of weeks we've received lots of emails from readers asking about our plans for Valentine's Day. Would you be disappointed if we told you that we're pretty Switzerland about it? As much as we appreciate having a national holiday dedicated to celebrating those you love, we feel like this is something we should be doing every day, not just once a year. That said, we still try and find simple ways to make Valentine's Day special.
Two years ago we celebrated by making Julia Child's Beef Bourguignon and Queen of Sheba chocolate cake. Both were melt in your mouth delicious!
Last year we also stayed home and cooked another homemade feast, followed by a movie at the Loerke Drive-In Theater. Tim made a homemade Valentine and gave me a vintage flash card with my favorite nickname on it and a wooden envelope making template from We Are 1976.
I gave him a chocolate bar the size of his head, some Cardamom Guinness Beer Soap, and this book. Pretty sure he liked the chocolate the best.
Since we're speaking at Merge next Tuesday night, we plan on celebrating Valentine's day tomorrow instead. Tim said he'd throw on his conductor hat and cook this if I get my Betty Crocker on and bake him this. Sounds like a deal to me! Other than that we'll probably just build a fort and watch a movie. In our opinion, the simpler the better! (But this comes from a man who lives in scrubs and his wife who only wears make-up once a year).
How do you plan on celebrating Valentine's Day? Do you have any favorite traditions? Whatever you do, we hope that you find yourself feeling known and loved!
Happy (almost) Friday, Homies!