Wednesday, February 14, 2007

To Dine In or Out? That is the Question.

It's always a dilemma about what to do for Valentine's Day. I find it to be one of the worst nights of the year to go out to dinner. Its kind of like New Year's Eve in that way. Special menus, crowded restaurants, surly single wait staff or bitter involved wait staff that wish they were home in front of the fire with their loved ones.

We are staying in this year- I actually have a PhotoShop class until 9. I am bringing home a molten chocolate cake to eat in front of the fire. I did start the day with heart shaped pancakes for my wife and kids. Some of them look like they may need bypass surgery- But all I had was one cookie cutter and making sure they set before I moved to the next one was tricky. And I did have to work today.
I leave you with some words of the Bard:
"If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
That strain again;--it had a dying fall;
O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south,
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour.--Enough; no more;'
Tis not so sweet now as it was before
.O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou!
That, notwithstanding thy capacity
Receiveth as the sea, nought enters there,
Of what validity and pitch soever,B
ut falls into abatement and low price
Even in a minute! so full of shapes is fancy,
That it alone is high-fantastical. "

--From Twelfth Night (I, i,1-3)


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Deborah Dowd said...

I vote for eating in! Even though you may have to cook (there are other options that I include in my post on Valentine's Day), much more opportunity for a private, romantic and leisurely meal!