Valentine's - Dining in or out?

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Valentine's - Dining in or out?
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Mon, 02-06-2012 - 4:17pm

We usually stay home, just because the crowds and prices are crazy on the actual day. DH often takes me out the following weekend or something like that. What can I say, we're "frugal." ;) At home he'll make a nice steak though and we usually do something fun for dessert with the kids like chocolate fondue or an ice cream sundae bar.

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Registered: 10-17-2000
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 10:14am
Like you, we rarely go out on Valentine's day. We did several years ago when we had a gift card to a local steakhouse & V-day happened to be on their " kids eat free night". We splurged with appetizers, crab & lobster that night! I will probably do something special, maybe steaks cuz we all love them. I will check out those links & see if I get inspired!


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Registered: 05-17-2001
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 11:46am
My DH works in a town 2 hours away, and won't be home on V Day. But I'll probably think of something fun to do with the girls for dinner. Maybe a chef salad night. This weeked we're making Vanentine's cupcakes. I bought cute cupcake liners and heart sprinkles. We usually do sugar cookies, but I figured cupcakes wold be easier! Andwe're sugar cookied out from the holidays still.

I got goodies for the girls and a small gift to give them on V Day, and a little something for DH also.

~Misty~


 


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Registered: 11-18-2008
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 1:30pm
Yum! Steak and lobster sounds so good. We usually don't buy seafood since we're in Colorado...it just never tastes all that good. We sure do splurge on it when we're near a coast though!
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Registered: 11-18-2008
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 1:30pm
Oh I'm so glad you said that. I hadn't thought to get something for the kids yet!
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Registered: 10-17-2000
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 10:57pm
I've never cared much for lobster, but crab legs are another story!! Love them!! You are right, seafood is sooo much better on the coast, but I need it more often than that!!


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Registered: 05-16-2011
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:12am

We usually dine in. I'm hoping that this year my husband maintains his romantic gesture of going out in the cold to grill steaks! That and a bottle of chateauneuf du pape and I will be a happy lady!

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Registered: 05-17-2001
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 11:26am
DH changed his schedule, so he'll come home Tuesday, V Day, instead of Wednesday. =) Yay!

~Misty~


 


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Registered: 11-18-2008
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 12:43pm
Yay! What a nice surprise!!
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Registered: 10-01-2002
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 1:00pm

thanks!

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 3:47pm

Fun!

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