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.