The first year that Prince Charming and I started dating, I wanted to do something special for him for Valentines Day. I was a senior in high school at the time so with a little help from my mom, I made a nice dinner of spaghetti and multiple side dishes the Saturday before Valentines Day that year. Side note: my family now is lucky to get a main course, let alone side dishes. If we have more than 1 side dish, we consider it to be a ‘fancy dinner.’
I think the old adage, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” might just be true…he loved it!
Excuse the horrible picture quality…this was pre-digital photography AND it was scanned. :)
My little sister was 11 at the time and she helped out by making an adorable sign for our restaurant-style dinner, cleverly named “Cupid’s Cafe.” I wish I would have kept the sign…but alas, I have absolutely no clue where it is. I did, however, find this picture of it…
After a horrible experience that year of waiting 2 hours for a table on Valentines Day a few days after my Cupid’s Cafe, we decided from now on we would do Cupid’s Cafe on February 14th and go out on another day.
Valentines Day 2009
Here are a few pictures from last year’s Cupid’s Cafe dinner…
Oops, the tablecloth was lopsided!
This has been such a fun tradition for us over the years and it is a time where we can dress up, eat a yummy meal together, talk about our love for one another and about God’s love for us!
On the menu for tonight (which is typically the same every year):
Steak with sauteed mushrooms
Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Mandarin Spinach Salad
We’re also in the process of creating a new “Cupid’s Cafe” sign on canvas that we can use year after year!
Happy Valentines Day!