v day fell on a sunday this year so our day started with heart pancakes cause clichés are SO fun, right! and don’t you just love the mesmerizing sounds of the dish washer? as i made those cakes i thought to myself “i live in a house full of boys…. nobody cares about this stuff but me!”
a special guy deserves a special plate. tried to get fancy with my 25 cent squeeze bottle.
sooooo Sonny’s plans included church, gym, sending me off to get a much needed pedi, and then dinner, but we didn’t do ANY of that. after breakfast we all (us and both boys) somehow ended up back in bed.
now there’s something we haven’t done in…IDK how long. it was great to just do absolutely nothing for once. together. k, we did make it on time our dinner appointment though. lol
yet another place i’ve passed two billion times and never entered! La Colombe d’ Or was a nice, intimate look.
he knows how to pick’em. oh, the restaurant was great too. hahaha
i plan my outfit based on how much food i plan on eating. it was a flowy dress kinda night.
my H & M dress is currently ON SALE by the way! i paid full price for it, but you definitely won’t. get it here.
on holidays and special occasions, we definitely relax, enjoy ourselves, and ease up on our maintenance meal plans. appetizers! lobster bisque, jumbo lump crab tower, and a house salad with mixed greens, fresh vinaigrette, roasted goat cheese & sliced tomatoes.
Sonny ordered the chicken fried filet mignon,
and i went waaaaay outta my comfort zone and skipped over salmon this time. #WUT! i went with their homemade linguine and lobster dish. i have not ordered pasta while dining out in years. the portion sizes are almost always crazy big and usually covered in a fatty, buttery, creamy or heavy sauce. truth be told, i ate the lobster off the top, the asparagus of course, and maybe 2 forkfuls of pasta. bravo, hubs.
we had our final course at The Chocolate Bar about a mile away.
so, i’ll post an Instagram pic of something utterly & sinfully indulgent on my IG eeeeevery blue moon… but even then it still comes with a price. a price in the form of one of our 6 Pack USA clients asking/requesting for that particular food item to be added to their meal plan. lol. anyway, there are SO many delicious, lighter, dairy-free ice cream options these days that it will blow your mind!!! this lactose intolerant girl is unbelievably grateful for them. however, we lived life on the edge that night and i ordered 3 scoops of dairy & full fat (rocky road, toffee chip, tiramisu ) ice cream. yes, it’s my time of the month. LOL. PMS hormones make me do some cray-cray stuff. long story short, i only got through half of it and left looking 8 months preggo. worst tummy ache and bloating on the ride home, ever. you win again, dairy. *raises white flag*
we enjoyed some kid-free time together above all else!
we haven’t exchanged actual gifts on V day in a couple of years, but we did flip through this book i picked up at Urban Outfitters a while back by Lisa Currie.
food, yes, flowers, no! i’ve never been a girly girl but i do love fun couples stuff like this! 15 years and i’m still learning new stuff about Sonny along this marriage journey of ours. no matter how busy life gets, don’t let your connection with your spouse slip away. plan & prioritize some distraction-free (NO PHONES ALLOWED) time and no matter what, don’t flake. how much time you have, whether you can get the kids watched, etc., etc., depends on your specific situation, but make it happen.
seriously, as a home-cooking blogger, there is nothing more gratifying than someone making your recipe. the cherry on top is when they send a pic!
your social media tags and emails mean EVERYTHANG. thank you to my fellow fitness instructor and friend, Maria, for making my Burger King Hershey Sundae Pie recently!!
hope ya didn’t miss this dairy-free gem!
Q: do you acknowledge / celebrate Valentines Day?