Complain about Valentine’s Day all you want, but I’ll take any excuse to buy overpriced cards at the Paper Source, get dressed up, and have a delicious meal. This year, we’re going out to dinner in Lambertville (a super cute town on the Delaware River that I highly recommend visiting if you’re ever in this neck of the woods), but when we lived in NYC, I generally tried to avoid going out to eat on V-day: crazy busy, overpriced prix fixe menus – no thanks. So if we were staying home this is what it would look like…
Old Fashioneds + Cheese. Kevin ordered an Old Fashioned on our first date and I said something like “I think my grandma drinks those” – my drink of choice at the time was a Gin & Tonic. Flash forward a couple years, and now I’ll choose an Old Fashioned over a G&T any day – definitely not just for grandma. As for the cheese, there’s no explanation needed.
Raphael Saadiq. He’s one of Kevin’s favorite musicians and his music is definitely romantic but with an upbeat, soulful sound.
Bogle. This is a weekly staple at our house. It’s cheap and just so so good.
Seafood Risotto. This takes me back to one of my favorite dinners we shared in Vernazza during our trip to Italy. It’s hearty enough for these cold winter nights, but not too heavy or filling.