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Old 02-13-2014, 12:16 PM   #1
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Post What's your Valentine's Day menu?

I usually take my wife out to a nice restaurant on Valentine's Day, but she said she wanted me to grill our own steaks this time. Fine with me, I rarely get a steak anywhere that can match my own (..not bragging, but if I cook, I can control all the variables). So heading out later today to Sam's or Costco to pick up some nice Ribeyes. I'll try to post pics tomorrow as I prepare them, if I can.

It just made me wonder how many others out there are doing your own cook tomorrow instead of heading to a restaurant, and what your menu plans were.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:20 PM   #2
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For her? A sausage and a couple meatballs
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:32 PM   #3
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For her? A sausage and a couple meatballs
That's my plans for her dessert course.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:59 PM   #4
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Just myself, 6 bottles of Arbor Mist, a Hungry Man Chicken Parm frozen dinner, 3 pints of assorted Ben & Jerry's and Seasons 5 & 6 of the Gilmore Girls. Oh and a warm cozy corner to cry in............

Either that or seafood of some kind. Been wanting mussels and shrimp for a while.
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Nothing special We view it as a Hallmark Holiday
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:03 PM   #6
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Going out on Friday but grilling up some bloody mary beef kabobs on Saturday or Sunday.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:05 PM   #8
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One of my favorite meat markets runs a v day special I always get

2 NY strips
2 stuffed baked potatoes (3 different kinds)
choice of crab legs, lobster tails or shrimp (I get crab legs, wifes favorite)
big piece of bumpy cake
$34.95

I get that every year
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Just me & the Dog so she'll get a steak too and a pig ear but I reserve the quart of White dog and the Rocky Patels for me.
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Nothing special We view it as a Hallmark Holiday
We've always said the same -- that being said, I do end up feeling a liiiiittle guilty when people ask what we're doing, or what I'm getting for the Mrs and I say "nothing."

So we don't make a big show of it...but I do make a point of at least acknowledging it, and doing something I'll know she enjoys. Since tomorrow is a Friday, and we both have long days ahead of us - I'll surprise her with coffee from her favorite coffee shop before work, and I'll take her out to an early (nothing fancy) dinner so she doesn't have to worry about cooking, etc. Simple. No cards, no gifts...just a couple things that I know she'll appreciate.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:23 PM   #11
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My wife requested ribs so that's what I'll be cooking tomorrow for her, her mom & our daughter.

Pretty sure that's what she requested for valentine's day last year.
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We've always said the same -- that being said, I do end up feeling a liiiiittle guilty when people ask what we're doing, or what I'm getting for the Mrs and I say "nothing."

So we don't make a big show of it...but I do make a point of at least acknowledging it, and doing something I'll know she enjoys. Since tomorrow is a Friday, and we both have long days ahead of us - I'll surprise her with coffee from her favorite coffee shop before work, and I'll take her out to an early (nothing fancy) dinner so she doesn't have to worry about cooking, etc. Simple. No cards, no gifts...just a couple things that I know she'll appreciate.
That sounds really nice!
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First, I get the double whammy since VDay is also her birthday. We talked about going out and we just decided to grill some steaks, lobster tails, and bacon wrapped scallops. Still be cheaper then going out...
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:51 PM   #14
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Called the butcher today.

Got two nice 2" thick rib eyes waiting. Gonna dry brine them then do them on the Weber indirect with a reverse sear... 'bout medium rare, add a good dusting of cracked black pepper.

Then we sauté some baby bells, onion, green pepper, and jalapeno to top.

Sides are asparagus, and a baked potato with all the fixin's.

And, or course beer.

Oh, and the wife is stopping at Sonic on the way home and pick up a couple of red velvet sundaes to stick in the freezer for desert... (her idea)

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Old 02-13-2014, 05:03 PM   #15
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Given that my smoker, grills and backyard is buried under about 2 feet of snow...

I decided to make chili. Wifey and I plan to go out to dinner the day after.
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