It's coming guys.... Valentine's Day is almost here and I've been getting the question, so what are you doing ? what do you want to do ? and all I can really think about is... Why do we make this day so important out of all the other days of the week. I think I prefer getting flowers, chocolates and gifts everyday :).. scrap that, maybe just the flowers... and the gifts, and chocolates once every 2 months ? So it got me thinking, what are 5 things that can be done without being over the top or feeling overwhelmed. I think this is good if you 1, are in a brand new relationship, 2, in a growing relationship, 3, in a relationship with your girlfriends and they don't have a significant other :) and 4, in a committed relationship with yourself.
Stay at home, cook and make drinks
For food, a few days before V-day, decide what you'd BOTH like to make and you both go to the store to buy the ingredients, I might dabble in trying to make my mum's version of Jollof rice, and my boyfriend might convince me to make lamb curry. This recipe for potatoes is a crowd pleaser and goes well with this amazing wings or you could opt for Italian? (Click for recipes). For drinks may I suggest Moscow Mule, my sister makes the best I've ever had (recipe below) or get your favorite wine, I'm really loving this wine, and just relax!
Moscow Mule -
Vodka (Tito's or Ciroc)
Blueberry Syrup - 1 cup fresh/frozen blueberries
1/4 cup of water
1 tablespoon sugar or to your taste
Ginger Beer (the best brand is Fever Tree brand)
Juice of Lime/Lemon
Make the blueberry syrup first by bringing the water to a boil/
Add the blueberries and let it boil for about 5-10 mins (depending on if they are fresh or frozen)/
Stir and let boil on low temp for about 10 mins/
Once thick and to your desired taste, sieve into a bowl/bottle and chill/
Mix Vodka, Ginger and juice of Lime/Lemon in a bowl/
Add Ice and Mix until everything is incorporated/
Add in Blueberry Syrup/
Mix and Drink!
Go for a "romantic" dinner, and watch Deadpool after!
Some of my favorite "romantic" restaurants here in Atlanta (in no particular order) are -
$$$$ - ($50 and over) $$$ ($31-$50) $$ ($30 and under)
Buy this book (only $10) below and fill it out while doing any of the above (obviously not when watching the moving or at the restaurant). I got this for one of our anniversaries and it's the cutest thing ever!
Netflix and Chill! Really Chill...
Watch a feel good movie (Finding Neverland), anime (Bleach), an international movie ( Piku), or a scary movie (The house at the end of time).