Saturday, February 16, 2013

The perfect homemade Valentine's Meal

For our Valentine's day meal, Drew and I decided we wanted to cook together. To make it fun he secretly chose and shopped for the entree and salad items while I did the same with desserts and drinks. This made it so much more fun! We sipped on wine and listened to some Dave Barnes while we dirtied up the kitchen.
Here is our Valentine's Day meal with as many recipes to share as I could scrape up...
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We sat at our dining room table, which for some reason we hardly ever do and stuffed ourselves to full capacity. Everything we made turned out amazingly delicious!
Over dinner we talked about our first Valentine's day together where Drew surprised me with a home made dinner. He convinced me to dress up and said we were going out then drove me around and wouldn't let me open my eyes until we got to "the restaurant." When I opened my eyes we were in my parent's driveway and I was so confused. When we walked downstairs I realized that Drew had cooked an amazing meal and decorated the entire basement with streamers, confetti, candles, etc. He enlisted the help of my sweet family and I was blown away. My then 17 year old boyfriend would 7 years later become my husband and now 3 years later we are still celebrating love just like way back when. I pray it is always that way!
Oh wow...I didn't know how to use a straightener when I was 16 apparently. Haha.

19 comments:

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Awwwwww, I love the story of you guys' first Valentine's together! How sweet! And I think it's such a fun idea to surprise each other with different parts of the meal. You guys put together quite the feast! :)

Kayla Peveler said...

Allison this is SO precious!! :-) yay!!

Kristen said...

so sweet Allison!! Your food looks amazzinnggg!I wouldn't expect any less from you!! :)

Valerie Griffin said...

yum! all of that sounds SO amazing!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

awww how sweet!! I love this idea!! what a great valentine's :)

Erin said...

You and Drew are such a fun, adorable couple!!! :) I love cooking together, it's so fun and you guys made some DELISH stuff! Yum yum!

Shio Waline said...

Oh my goodness, that is the sweetest story of you two!! :) Your dinner looked amazing & delicious!! That is a great idea with surprise meals. You guys look so cute all youngins' :)

xoxo,
Shio

PS: I was totally gonna comment on your blog today, you beat me to it. Read my thoughts ;)

courtney said...

aww this is such a sweet post. you and drew are such a sweet union! looks like the perfect valentines day :)

NanaDiana said...

Oh- You two are just SOOOO danged cute! I love your first date story- How sweet! I can just read the love between the lines in your post- xo Diana

Natalie said...

Aww! Love everything about this post! The food... the decor... =D

meg m said...

this sounds like the best valentines day ever!
not gonna lie I got a little terry eyed reading about your first valentines. obviously that 17 year old was a keeper!

Ashley said...

I love the story of your first Valetine's together! And Valentine's... splitting up the courses and surprising each other is a GREAT idea!

Allison said...

So sweet!!!

Morgan Liti said...

How sweet! Sounds like we have similar love stories. ;) Glad you guys had a wonderful Valentine's Day! xo

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Emily C said...

So cute!!!

Brittany Kyte said...

Oh, so cute! You are both adorable! ANd how fun that you have been together for so long!! Young love :)

Tara said...

The meal looks ah-mazing and I'm also a HUGE D.Barnes fan!!! I tell ya more like twins everyday. #yourlonglostBFF. ;)

Ashley said...

What a GREAT date idea. I love that you two have been dating for so long. I need to try those fruit pizzas. Yummy!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

high school sweethearts. so cute!