After our walk, Eric planned the perfect movie date....Pink Panther 2!! I am a big Steve Martin fan and find the humor in the Pink Panther just hilarious! He took me to see the first one for my birthday a few years ago and knew I would be very excited to see the sequel. We hardly go to the movie theatre, so it is always a fun treat! Hah - I am easy to please I guess!! I am all about casual dates. ;)
For dinner, we enjoyed a quiet night in - we each got to choose exactly what we wanted to eat...well, surprise, surprise - we couldn't have picked more opposite choices! Eric enjoyed a marinated steak on the grill with *gulp* mac'n'cheese while I made myself a delicious veggie pita, filled with hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a homemade tzatziki sauce from Greek yogurt, dill, fresh parsley, lemon, etc. It was... awesome. We both love asparagus so I was excited that it happened to be on sale at HT! I roasted it in the oven with a little olive oil, salt/pepper, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. We both ended up very pleased with our choices and wouldn't have traded with each other for anything! ;) Everybody wins, right? ;)
Dessert. I thought long and hard about this one. I almost made a molten lava cake thing, chocolately with a gooey center....I toyed with a couple other ideas too, but in the end, I decided on a simple, sweet favorite. Fresh strawberries with homemade whipped cream. You can tell I was impatient to eat with the quality of photos! Hah - I am not one inclined to wait for food....hmm...so yummy.
We both had a blast and loved the excuse to make a regular Saturday something special. It ended up being both of our favorite Valentine's day together so far! It was our 7th one celebrated together - wow!!