Picking a Valentine’s Day recipe was more of a debacle then I ever thought imaginable. To a normal person that doesn’t spend their days thinking about food or clothes, this sounds absolutely crazy, but for me, that’s pretty much my life. Valentine’s Day recipes to me is creme brulee, chocolate lava cakes, maybe macarons if you want to get cute. Valentine’s Day to Pinterest=pink, pink, pink, sprinkles, pink. Since I was wanting to make something for my friends, I decided creme brulee might be a little too romantic, but I also don’t want to poison my friends with 1/4 cup of pink food coloring. Then I thought of chocolate covered strawberries, because they’re probably one of my favorite things ever, but strawberries aren’t in season yet.
Being an adult is hard )-:
All of a sudden, I realized I was completely overthinking every decision in my life (the usual), when I came across a picture of M&M cookies while paging through recipes. And then I found a bag of V-day colored M&Ms while strolling through the grocery store. Game over.
I think, in the end, my ultimate goal was just to go back to elementary school V-Days, because those were fun as hell. What happened to tissue boxes covered in crepe paper and cupid stickers that your friends would put little cards and candies in? That was the coolest. Since now I’m old enough to safely use an oven (debatable), I can make cute little cookies for Galentine’s Day and still celebrate the friendship aspect of the holiday.
Valentine’s Day has always been something that I thought was incredibly over done in movies and TV shows (seriously, have you seen the movie Valentine’s Day? I accidentally saw it last night, and it was the worst), but I love fun, laid-back, romantic V-Days with my SO ♥♥♥ I think everyone gets so busy that they sometimes forget to appreciate their loved ones, but it’s totally important to take time for a date-night (or family night, or friends night) whether it’s on Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year.
I hope you have a super cool V-Day with your special human, family, friends, fur babies, and/or yourself.
*Song of the Day: I’ll Try Anything Once by The Strokes*