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Hard to believe, but in just a couple of weeks, it will be Valentine’s Day!

What are you all planning?  A “theme” meal with everything in shades of red/pink?  A “heart” healthy meal?  Perhaps you‘re thinking ultra romantic and using a human plate? (okay, I may have gone a tad far on that one!)

If you’ve got kids at home, do you recommend them leaving for the evening?  Decide to have a party?  Maybe you pull out the stops and dress provocatively (maybe a sheer apron in red hearts over nothing?), make a romantic meal and rent a Valentine’s movie?

So many options-who knows, I’m all about the cooking/baking and homespun fun, but perhaps you make reservations at a special restaurant?

Well, unfortunately for us, now that dh has gone back to the “sales floor“, he’ll be working until 9:30 at night.  Yes, because we all know that on Valentine’s Eve everyone’s thinking-hmmm, let’s go by a new piece of furniture.

Whatever.

I’m not bitter, really.  Glad he has the position.  Luckily, my love doesn’t have to be at work until 12:30, so I’m planning a bit of an upside down celebration this year.

Brunch.  So what if it’s Tuesday.  I’ve decided on:

Heart-healthy 9-grain waffles with fresh strawberries and maybe I’ll fire up the grill and crisp up some turkey bacon.

I’ve decided to drizzle some melted dark chocolate over the entire plate-yes, even the bacon.  Depending on my mood, I might just chop up the bacon and stir it into the waffle batter!

Did someone say coffee?  Found some Godiva Double Chocolate (I believe that’s the flavor anyway) beans.

I’ll send him off with his lunch box filled with some romantic meals-he will be there for lunch and dinner after all.

Since we will have only returned from AZ the day before, I’ll have to probably go to the market while he’s on the treadmill, but I’m thinking a package of his favorite sashimi pack, with salmon and ahi and some spinach salad with cranberries and a weight-watcher dessert that we’ve got out in the pantry (they sent them to me to try and I’m allergic to the entire array!).  Dinner will probably be a sub of some sort with a personal crudite tray.

When he gets home, I’ll have something special to add-heart healthy and calorie free.

  tongue out

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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 29, 2012
    • Oh my, I hadn’t given it much thought yet.  I have gifts planned for the whole family, but hadn’t thought about a meal.  Maybe hubby will man up and take me out.  hahaha.
      I did sort of have dessert planned.  I aquired some cute little heart shaped dessert molds a few weeks ago.  Don’t know what to cook the picky old thing for a main dish though. frown  Heart shaped hamburgers?



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      Carine Nadel wrote Jan 29, 2012
    • why not?  it’s not so much the dish as the creativity.  we honestly don’t “do” the gift thing.  although 4 years ago S did surprise me w/ a “heart w/in a heart” from Tiffany’s!  One year I did find a CD he’d been wanting and I found a Valentine’s teddy bear, wrapped the CD and then made the bear hold it for him.  We give the kids cards, but we’ve always been rather on the loose side w/ gifts otherwise.  can’t really afford them, so that’s why we do carve out the time to just do very inexpensive romantic gestures.  could’ve knocked me over w/ a feather when I saw that little blue box!

      His most romantic gift?  He went online and created a personal challenger crossword puzzle notebook for me!  I love my challengers!



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      Denise Richardson wrote Jan 29, 2012
    • Seeing that it falls on a week day its gonna be kinda hard to plan a romantic dinner for me and hubby seeing he also works long hours. So I guess I’ll be planning it after the fact lol.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Feb 2, 2012
    • This reminds me I need to send my mother some flowers.

      We‘re going out to dinner this year to Mama’s Fish House. It’s more or less a legendary restaurant on Maui.

      We generally do something at home, though. He’s very romantic, lobster, filet, champagne, setting the tale in the great room in front of the fireplace, candles - the whole nine yards.

      This year we have a fundraising event at the house 2 days after Valentine’s Day so we’ve decided to go out and celebrate our valentine’s day during the weekend.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Feb 2, 2012
    • nice to do something a tad different, no? heart



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      MaryAnne Carrier-Harrison wrote Feb 2, 2012
    • I would like to do something different this year but I have no Idea heart

      If I make a nice dinner at home the kids are there and they are included. If we go out we can’t have any drinks..frown

      I just don’t know...tongue out



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