By Heather Robertson
Many years ago, The Hubbs and I went out for Valentine’s Day dinner and waited for more than an hour-and-a-half to be seated.
Hubbs is not a big fan of waiting.
Well, the place was packed, so it wasn’t super cozy or intimate. We left feeling like we paid way too much for what was not the most enjoyable experience. So we decided from then on that we would do Valentine’s day at home.
This was long before we had kids, so now we have three more reasons to keep the tradition alive.
So here are my top 5 simple reasons why we celebrate Valentine’s Day at home:
You can save money
When you’re on one income, spending $50 on dinner, plus another $30-40 for a babysitter can get expensive.
You can eat more food for less points
When you go out to eat the food is always so much higher in points than when you cook it yourself.
You get to eat dessert in your pj’s
You don’t have to wait
There’s no waiting to be seated. No lines. No standing shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of other people who are just as hungry as you are wondering who will turn cannibal first! 🙂
You can actually relax
You can be more relaxed at home, knowing the kids are in bed. And since the babysitter-meter isn’t running, you don’t have to rush home.
And here’s a breakdown of my Valentine’s Day dinner:
Entree: Chicken Fajitas Salad
- chicken breast
- bell peppers
- homemade fajita mix
- light sour cream
- reduced fat cheese
- side salad
Dessert (of course!): Chocolate-covered Strawberries
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
- 14 – 16 strawberries
By the way, we split this dessert between us; although, I could have easily eaten them all on my own! And for those counting, 1 strawberry = 1 point on Weight Watcher’s Points Plus plan.
So, that’s how we celebrated the day of love! Please let me know in the comments section some of your favorite “romantic” meals.