Happy Valentine’s Day!
NOTE: Teresa is going to be doing a series of posts on expressing love to your spouse, children, etc. soon, so I’m not going to go into that today.
Today is the day that is set aside for us to express our love to our spouses, our children, our parents…with cards, flowers, candy, balloons, stuffed animals and dinners out. Etc., etc. Now, I am not against any of these things (particularly the candy thing), and none of them are bad things (except maybe the candy thing if you are doing Weight Watchers). But just like Christmas, it has gotten very commercialized. As if we need that one day to tell everyone we love them, but the other 364 (or 365 if it’s a leap year) days of the year, we don’t need to? I’m not going to go there…don’t worry.
So…my plan is to cook my hubby’s favorite meal (cubed steak, rice & gravy, and biscuits) and something the kids really like (fried chicken, homemade mac-n-cheese). It’s about the only day of the year I fry anything. They might wish we celebrated more often. We never go out on Valentine’s Day because, frankly, I hate dealing with the crowds and we’re not that big on eating out anyway. So I’ll express my love through cooking their favorite meals from scratch. Maybe I’ll light a candle or something. 🙂
So how do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Let us know what you do to make the day special.
Enjoy your celebrations!