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Old 02-14-2019, 12:10 PM   #1
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2/14/2019 - Valentine's Day Dinner

Not that I would ever consider going out for dinner on Valentines Day (or New Years Eve), here's why it's a bad idea:

https://www.seriouseats.com/2015/02/...disasters.html

Mrs. T and I did go out to lunch, though.

Tonight's dinner will be maple glazed salmon, mashed taters, broc.

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Old 02-14-2019, 12:17 PM   #2
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We’ll definitely NOT be going out tonight! I’ve got a couple of frozen cod fillets that I’m thinking of making a Spanish-inspired (not Mexican) tomato sauce for. Haven’t had fish in quite a while.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:31 PM   #3
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It's pouring down rain today but we've been invited to walk across the street for an afternoon neighborhood cocktail party. If we're hungry when we get back home we'll have last night's delicious leftovers.
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We had breaded pork chops and creamed red potatoes, carrots and peas.
Vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce.
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:54 PM   #5
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Sitting here in the office at the deli waiting for gf to get back from an emergency trip to buy a new cash register..our POV system crashed for the last time and we can't move forward without some kind of machine..going to spend the rest of the night programming it..maybe some take out on the way home...or canned soup..
..or maybe gf will be too tired to fight me on boiling up some hot dogs..she hates them..I never get to eat them..
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For my handsome Valentine ,
I'm making one of his favorite meals

PIZZA!!!



[file photo, this is a pie I made previously, but they come out the same way every time!]
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:19 PM   #7
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DH requested meatloaf and mashed potatoes, so that's what I'm making with gravy and green beans.
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For my handsome Valentine ,
I'm making one of his favorite meals

PIZZA!!!



[file photo, this is a pie I made previously, but they come out the same way every time!]
Did you at least make a heart shaped one? lol
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:33 PM   #9
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Did you at least make a heart shaped one? lol
Pepper, that's a good idea!
The oven is still heating up, so I can shape one for him into a heart and add the Anchovies in a heart too not for moi though
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:03 PM   #10
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I have MANY bad stories of Valentine's Day dinner eating out. Overpriced, cold, crappy, rushed food. That's after you waited an hour or more for your "reserved" table.

But there'es been a few good ones as well.

Like when Don Pepe's in Newark ran out of their normal 1 1/4 to 2 pound lobsters, and it was late so they served my wife a 3+ pounder for the same price as the small one on special.

The claws alone were a great leftover meal, although you needed a ball-peen hammer to open them.

Or when we made it to Belleayre Mountain in the Catskills during a snowstorm for a skiing trip, and ate at the Pine Hill Arms near our rented cabin. Since almost no one was able to make it through the blizzard, the staff all got together and the chef made a bunch of fantastic dishes for everyone to enjoy together. I still remember and want to get the recipe for his carrot soup.

Anyway, since I had to work early, we are celebrating V-Day tomorrow night. It's a good thing since the gift I ordered for my wife was delayed due to this past weeks storms, so it won't be here until tomorrow.

I bought the ingredients for some veggie side dishes, but I have to ask the DW what she would like for me to cook. I'm hoping lobsters.
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