I have never been one to get wrapped up in the Hallmark holiday of Valentine’s Day. I’m not a romantic (we won’t discuss the surprise my favorite movies revealed). That is not to say that I’m not in love – loving that double negative in there – merely that I don’t fall into the whole “No, I love you more!” sentimental trappings that in my head surround the “r” word and especially today’s holiday.
Now I simply use today as an excuse to make a special meal, pull out the china, and have a relaxing evening with DH2U.
I learned the joys of lamb when I was living in England. I moved there shortly after Mad Cow, so I swore off beef (not realizing that it was in a ton of their desserts – but that is another story), and lamb wasn’t that much more expensive … and oh so tasty!
Tonight we are having lamb shanks that have cooked in the crockpot all day. Although lamb is normally ridiculously expensive, I have found a local market that periodically puts it on sale for less than half off. It would appear that a HUGE lot of the stuff was mis-cut, and they pull it out in batches and sell it, still frozen.
I have created an entire back story about an apprentice butcher, but the real story remains a mystery. As one of my Facebook friends pointed out, his favorite cut of meat is “irregular”. Mine, too! It definitely speaks to my frugal side, and it tastes the same!
I’m really looking forward to the movie we are going to watch tonight. Considering my favorite Christmas movie is Die Hard, what did I choose to show my romantic side? Ghost Busters!
There are the Gate Keeper and Key Master, dogs and cats living together, and of course Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver. What is not to love about that?
What are your thoughts on Valentines Day: Romantic or Hallmark? Or, what are some other non-traditional romance movies for me to watch in years to come?