Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valentine's dinner

Six years ago, I cooked my first dinner for Melissa. I was in college at the time and had never really cooked a meal up to that point. Back then, I thought I would surprise her with a steak dinner. So that's what I did. The steaks were joined by some mashed potatoes (straight from the box), some corn (right out of the can), and some Sweet Hawaiian Rolls. Pretty easy dinner. For the last six years, it has been the same meal every Valentine's Day. I know that beyond the steak, the meal isn't too great, but it is something that I really like doing. I like the tradition. I look forward to it each year.
One change to this year's meal that I did not really like was that we had to use regular potatoes. I thought we had a box of potatoes, but I was wrong. I know, regular are much better, but the thing I like most about the meal is that it is the same every year.
Oh, also for dessert I buy brownies from the deli. They are really over priced, but it is what I get every year.

5 comments:

melissa said...

I love this tradition - it's one of my favorites! I love you and thought that you made a great meal!

Gretchen said...

Didn't you spend Valentines Day in a hotel with your brother? :)

Eric said...

It was the time of year. Melissa and I already agreed to celebrate Valentine's Day on Monday.
By the way, Yes. I did spend Valentine's Day in a hotel with my brother. It was nice.

Mom said...

I'm so glad that you are building traditions with your family, Eric Paul. I do think that real potatoes vs the cardboard ones would be an okay substitution, though. Valentine's Day just like Christmas Day is when you can be with your loved ones to celebrate. I love you!

J-Rev said...

I normally take leanne to get a cheese burger.