Valentine’s day – Bobby-C style

valentines

My wife and I don’t go in for all the trappings of Valentine’s day. Recently I saw a headline that said the average person spends $142 on Valentine’s day. I am sure that includes chocolates, flowers, and dinner out. We tend to like to do things a bit more simply.

This year, I decided that my lovely wife deserved to have a fun, healthy dinner prepared for her by me. Here is what we had:

Salad – I prepared a salad of spinach and romaine for greens. I included carrots, onion, radishes, and mushrooms.

Long grain and wild rice

Chicken breast seasoned with lemon and rosemary. I seared it in a cast iron frying pan in a bit of extra virgin olive oil. Once it was seared, I added additional lemon juice and baked it in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes.

The asparagus was grilled on our stove top, cast iron grill, with just a bit of EVOO

My wife selected a white wine.

We didn’t have a formal dessert, but she did indulge in one of the Godiva truffles that accompanied her card.

I added in candles and new, red place mats, and the dinner was complete.

We had a fantastic time, we didn’t fight traffic, and we didn’t blow up our budget or our diets.

After dinner we played a game of Scrabble, then settled in to watch TV together.

I would have to say it was one of the best Valentine’s days I have ever spent!

One comment

I'd love to read what you think. Feel free to comment. You can do so anonymously if you like, but I'd really like to know who you are if you don't mind. Thank you for reading! :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s