I've never really cared about Valentine's Day. It's too close to my birthday for me to reasonably demand more presents, attention and adoration. But I did decide that I wanted to make something special for my husband (the one who - last V. Day - made me watch Schindler's List and then shaved himself a mustache and paraded it around Sunset Park).
I made this Penne, Spinach, Shrimp, Tomato and Basil recipe, picked up some nice ciabatta bread and bought his favorite chocolate sorbet. The recipe was really easy, fast and yummy (we added red pepper flakes and chili for a little bite). Am I wife of the year? Yes, probably. Too bad he's coming down with a cold and is lying under a blanket and won't eat his sorbet.
I was out last night, and busy cooking this feast this evening, so I'm not sure when I'm going to make our lunches for the week. For tomorrow, H. is staying home and he can finish off the rest of his Valentine's Day pasta. I might make something easy like egg salad.
Hey - right now the movie Rachel, Rachel (directed by Paul Newman!) is on TCM. This movie is based on Margaret Laurence's A Jest of God. How timely! I'll watch it.