I did not coin the title of this post. It was the actual title of our group Valentine’s Day dinner event.
Valentine’s Day is totally a Hallmark holiday with the overpriced EVERYTHING and the pink/red EVERYTHING that makes me want to barf EVERYTHING out. But even though this holiday is a marketing scheme, I’m all for a reminder to appreciate your loved ones. This time a year ago, my dad baked us each a lobster for the occasion. That was very sweet now that I think about it.
Terry sent me flowers and they arrived on 2/13/13! I didn’t even know he knew the address to my workplace so that was a nice surprise. I guess you can find anything on the internet now.
February 14 finally arrives and it is time for dinner at my friend, Sam’s, house. We were literally treated like queens upon arrival with ’90s sexy music playing (quite nostalgic), our drink orders taken, appetizers served, and we didn’t even have to do any of the cleaning! No cleaning is a big plus in my book.
Appetizers was a plethora of creamy things: quiche, goat cheese in phyllo dough with olive tapenade, mozzarella balls (which are not pictured but I ate a ton of), cheese, and fishes.
The way the invitation was worded made it sound like a murder mystery dinner which I believe is possible in the future at Sam’s house. Murder mystery dinner in a Chinese museum.
Dinner consisted of beef loin, Moroccan seasoned striped bass, and banana flambe. Delish.
Fake candid picture of a real life situation: me eating and Terry trying to get in on my food.
And I wanted to take a candid group photo but Terry…. oh Terry.
And onto the absolutely BEST part of the night: when every couple shared details of their first kiss. I like how people would start out with “ours is pretty boring” but by the end of it, we would all just fall over in laughter and tears. They didn’t realize that their stories revealed so much about them that we didn’t know about their old selves. But what happens in Sam’s house stays in Sam’s house. Content shared was as juicy as a rare steak.
As I had mentioned before, Sam’s house is literally like a Chinese museum in that it is FILLED with random artifacts such as this tiger genie lamp below. After dinner, we did a photo shoot with the many random props laying around.
I love to do THAT pose that THOSE girls do on Facebook. After attempting this, I realized that it’s actually a lot of work. You can’t tell but I’m arching my back a lot just to do this. I’m practically doing yoga.
A big thank you to the wonderful gents in our lives! It was really nice to be pampered, served, and most of all… not have to clean up!!!