I hope you've had a wonderful day regardless of if you are partnered or not!
The truth is, I've never really been a fan of Valentine's Day at all. I've always thought of it as just a department store revenue raiser!
Now don't get me wrong - yes my wonderful hubby does spoil me every year even though I see no need for it.
Just today though, I found out the truth about Valentine's Day!
I think I nearly had a little tear in my eye about how beautiful the story was.....
The origin of Valentine's Day comes from a Christian saint, Valentinus. Soldiers were forbidden to marry and Saint Valentinus performed wedding ceremonies for them. This landed him in prison!!!
With that in mind I decided that instead of costly gifts for my husband - this year (and future years) I intend to make "Valentine's Day" be a day where I do 'acts' that show him I love him and believe in the value of our marriage.
Today that included some cooked treats, a sewn gift, a crafted gift, and decorations!
I decided that we should have a special meal together.
As I considered the options I thought that it would be nice to eat off the same plate together!!!! Hahahahaa I don't really know why I thought of that, it just seemed romantic!
So, here's what we had:
Except a much lower fat version to the traditional nachos.
Replace corn chips with rice crackers!
They stay wonderfully crispy in the oven despite my piles of toppings!
Layer rice crackers in the bottom of a lined oven-proof dish.
Sprinkle over chopped vegetables of choice and a few 'squirts' of tomato paste.
In a bowl, mash together a can of refried beans with half a jar of salsa.
Pour spoonfuls of the refried bean mixture over the rice crackers and veggies. Top with more tomato paste if desired.
Bake at 180C for 20 minutes.
Question of the day:
Do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Why/why not?