I know that Valentine's isn't that big/exciting of a holiday, but for reason I have really been looking forward to it this year. What made it even better was the realization that it also falls on a long weekend. This is great not only because of having Monday off of work, but because it also means that DH's cousin (he is living with us until he gets married in March) will likely go home for the weekend.
Since Valentine's is on a Sunday, we will probably go out to eat on Saturday and then I have planned a nice stay-at-home meal for us Sunday night. I am excited to have an excuse to make a more formal dinner and to finally use my china. We have been married for almost 3.5 years, and it has been in the box this entire time!
For dinner, I am planning on making coq au vin...thanks to Emma for the recipe! I am going to serve it with garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, and rolls. For dessert, I am planning on making a chocolate Oreo cheesecake. I hope everything turns out, since I have never made the coq au vin or the cheesecake before. Keep your fingers crossed for me!