Valentine’s Day and Beef Stroganoff

Valentine’s Day and Beef Stroganoff

Joe and I usually have a low-key Valentine’s day at home. For all of the four years we have celebrated it, he buys me flowers and I made P.F Chang’s spicy chicken for him. But that’s the thing; I don’t like spicy chicken so I either have to choke it down in between chugging glasses of water or make something else for myself. Not romantic.

This year, new city new game plan, we’re going to go out to dinner the night before (because going out to eat on Valentine’s day sounds like a nightmare) to a new restaurant we haven’t decided on yet, then for dinner on Valentine’s day I am making our favorite meal, Beef Stroganoff.

Beef Stroganoff is the meal where we fast all day and wait with watering mouths until we sit down with our bowls, finally in our hands, and devour first and second helpings without speaking.¬†Even though I pick around the beef, I can’t imagine it tasting the same without it.