Since then, I've always voted to stay in, have a nice dinner together, and generally do what we always do for "fancy" evenings.
We're not shaking things up in that regard since, honestly, I do still love those evenings, but we are adding something fun and new to our celebration of this "holiday"
Valentine's Day Brunch at Sur La Table. Isn't that a cooking store, you say? That it is. This isn't us going out to brunch, this is learning how to make brunch, using the gift card that has been burning a hole in my pocket since I got it for my birthday back in September. The menu?
Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette
Dried Cranberry-Orange Scones
Bacon Cheddar Scones
Pancetta, Leek, and Gruyere Cheese Quiche
Fried Homestyle Potatoes in Duck Fat
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
It's pretty perfect, since Ed is excited about breakfast more than any other meals, which makes this a cooking class he's actually pretty excited about, and doing a daytime Valentines celebration just sounds like fun. So, this will be our "gift" to one another - a romantic morning, followed by a romantic evening. What more could a girl want?