Now I know a lot of people nowadays just think Valentines is a money making scheme to which there is some truth in it.
But personally, I think it's a great day just to take time out and say, "I think you are a very special person" :)
This year was no different to last year. I whipped up Thai Red Duck Curry for Leng for a special home cooked Valentine's dinner. The only difference was that I am back to working full time this year so we only sat down to dinner at about 7.30pm (I hate Melbourne traffic-argh!!!).
I got my Valentine gift a week before. If you don't know Leng, he can't keep surprises! He just wants to give them to me straightaway! I had to BEG him to not keep asking me to open my Christmas presents under the tree!! Finally, we compromised - I opened 1 of the 4 boxes BEFORE Christmas.
But back to February 14th. I got the most darling oval Le Creuset cast iron pot in the colour Dune which I had been eyeing for awhile now from Leng plus 2 red roses. Odd, I thought. I'd never gotten just 2 stalks...but apparently it was to signify "you and I"....awww....
Red duck curries aside, I hope you had a romantic Valentines. It doesn't need to be an expensive dinner out in town. It can be a simple home cooked meal interrupted intermittently with a romantic slow dance to Al Green's "I'm so in love with you" in your dining room :)
NB: This post could not have happened without the boy who pre-aerated the red wine, lit all the candles he could find scattered about the apartment, set the mood with crooner Al Green in the background, ran down the road to buy the roasted duck and cooked the rice. Thank you! I am a very lucky girl indeed! xox