I’m curious what the general consensus is on Valentine’s Day. It seems to be one of those holidays where some people like it and some hate it, and sometimes you just don’t care either way.
Where do you guys stand on it?
I mentioned how I have a soft spot for it because Hubby and I had our first date on V-Day. But I also love it because I think its nice to have a time to show appreciation for the people you love. And that doesn’t have to mean significant others.
On Parks and Rec (one of my fave shows!) Leslie does a Gal-entines Day every year, a girls day to appreciate her friends. I freaking love this idea. So here are 2 menus for you, a Valentines Day and a Gal-entines day.
Valentines Day Romance:
Forgive the naming puns, I get on a roll sometimes and I just couldn’t stop myself!!
Start with: My heart beets for you salad (Beet Salad)
Main event: One bite of this spaghetti and you will be mine forever (Spaghetti Carbonara)
Dessert: Don’t you wish there was a ring hiding in this pudding – its that good (Pecan Turtle Chia Pudding)
Cocktails: Let’s get silly in a fancy kind of way (Pomegranate Champagne)
Gal-entines Day Fun:
We’re going with casual apps and ‘zerts
Guacamole (and chips)
Cookie dough bites (nothing reminds me of girl time in high school more)
White wine sangria (another high school flashback)
Chocolate Raspberry Smoothies (spiked with some raspberry or chocolate liqour!)
Do you have a favorite Valentine’s Day recipe? Feel free to link it up in the comments!!