In long standing Geek household tradition, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic family dinner. Instead of extravagant gifts and babysitters and fancy dinners out, we plan and execute a multi-dish meal, usually something new and exciting. We pull out our wedding china, the only day of the year it is ever used. It might turn out to be a disaster (and in the past it occasionally has) but it’s our disaster, and it’s fun.
The idea of a romantic family dinner tends to throw people for a loop. How could we possibly be romantic with the kids around? Pretty easily, in my opinion. After all, our love ended up needing a name. Why should we send him away when we’re celebrating that love? Thanksgiving and Christmas belong to larger family gatherings, this is our own little celebration of family.
This year it’s greek food. Saganaki, spanakopita, souvlaki, and baklava. Really, is there a better way to celebrate love than to fry some cheese and then light it on fire? I don’t think so!