Days like today make me miss my husband. We didn’t do grand gestures for Valentine’s Day – other than buying me flowers and edible arrangements, we would just cook a nice dinner at home – perfect!

We went out to eat on Valentine’s Day once and only once. It was a new restaurant and I looked at the menu, saw things that both he and I would enjoy and the prices weren’t too outrageous. I made the reservations and we were all set!

Until we got there and realized it was a Chef’s Tasting prefix menu – you didn’t get to order anything, it was 10 courses from the Chef, everyone got the same thing, and you could do wine pairings with the courses.

Part of me was like “we should just go” but he know how much I loved trying new foods at restaurants. Well, our prefix dinner with drink (without tip!) was $150 per person. $300 total. With tip was $360. That was more than one of our car payments at the time!

And guess what? We were still hungry after all that and hit up Burger King on the way home.

I miss his face. The way he could make me laugh and that he told me I was beautiful he was alive.

I hope you enjoy your Valentine’s Day no matter what you do. Me? I’ll spend it in the kitchen tonight – my happy place.

Make it a great day!