On that note, my friend Shanna of Food Loves Writing wrote the loveliest post about being intentional with your time with your loved one. She writes this about creating meaningful time together:
We don’t do this because we’re sappy or silly or romantics—we do it because we’re not. We do it to purposefully seek connection, even when what motivates us is realizing how we’ve forgotten to seek it again. We do it because in those moments of facing each other, seeing eye to eye, asking questions and listening to answers, endeavoring to both know and be known, we remind ourselves of the gift right before us, the one we find too easy not to stop and see.
How beautiful is that?
If you're planning on staying in and cooking tonight, here are some ideas for your menu! Just click on the captions to see the full recipes!
|rosemary salmon over avocado pasta|
|beef bourguignon with baguette dumplings|
|scallops and shrimp with tomato and feta|
|one of my absolute favorite meals ever: braised pork ragu|
|black truffle pasta is date night perfection: incredibly simple, insanely decadent|
Whatever your plans are, I hope you have a day filled with love, laughter, and fabulous food. :)