Want to know the secret ingredient for our "Recipe of LOVE" on Valentine's Day? It's a heart-shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's. We've gotten one for our Valentine's dinner for the past 3 years, and it's one of our favorite holiday traditions (we also enjoy their jack-o-lantern pizza at Halloween). It's delicious, it's cheap, and it's super low-maintenance...what more could you ask for? Our first V-Day together, we actually went out and endured the circus at the restaurants and movie theaters, but every year since then we've celebrated a day early and then done our own pizza dinner, some delicious chocolatey dessert, and a movie at home. One year, the most horrid of all Valentine's Days, Dick dropped the pizza on his way into the house, but I put it back together, and it still tasted fantastic!
It was on that very Valentine's Day that Dick learned that this holiday is so NOT a joke. I made him a Candy-Gram poster that was very cute, and got him an awesome guitar balloon, and put them in our room for him to find when he got home from work. When he got home and saw them, he realized he'd forgotten to get me anything. So he rushed out, and thinking he was brilliant, made me the absolute worst Candy-Gram poster in the history of candy-grams! You can compare the two below. Decide for yourself. As far as I'm concerned, anything with bright red Crocs taped to it, or having anything to do with Quigley Down Under (the worst movie ever!) is not an acceptable Valentine.
Luckily, he got the message when I stopped laughing after I found out that it was my real Valentine. This year, he gave me my new favorite romantic movie: The Time Traveler's Wife. That's what I call progress, people. I love you, baby!