Our Valentine’s Date Night
Andrew and I have never gone out to celebrate Valentine’s Day before, but this year I wanted to do something to make the day feel special. I’m not big on going out to fancy dinners or crowds of people, so I started brainstorming what we could do and this is what I came up with.
I say this is what “I” came up with because Andrew is very happy just staying at home. If we want to do something other than sit at home…I have to plan it, which we both understand:) He’s a good sport when I’ve planned an adventure for us.
Andrew scooped me up from work yesterday around 5:45pm and we headed to Ripe, a local food truck, which was parked by Rice University for the day.
I actually worked under the owner/chef of Ripe in undergrad and she, Stephanie, wrote one of my letters of rec for grad school. More importantly, her food is delish!
For dinner we got a couple things to split: beet falafel + quinoa, jackfruit ‘carnitas’ tacos, sweet potato fries, and a cucumber water to drink. All super tasty! On top of the beet falafels there were pickled beets that were REALLY good! I wanna make some to keep around as taco toppings.
The weather was fabulous, about 60ºF, so we opened up the back of Andrew’s car and sat in it while we ate. Recently Andrew got a ‘new to us,’ used Land Cruiser and he’s currently in a state of infatuation with the thing haha. So I was hoping the weather would be nice enough to sit in the back of the car and eat because I knew he’d love it.
I looked at Andrew while we were eating and said, “this is the best Valentine’s day yet.” And Andrew goes, “yeah, I’ll always remember this…until we do something else cool in the Cruiser and then it’ll get replaced.” Umm. So romantic. Lol.
Our view from the car…
After dinner we headed to Tiny’s Milk & Cookies. They make some of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had.
Tiny’s owns a restaurant in town (and they’re opening one soon in Austin too) called Tiny Boxwoods. They opened this walk-up shop called Milk & Cookies where you can walk up and order just that…milk & cookies.
Andrew did that and I got a cookie and a decaf vanilla latte. Such a nice way to end the evening with something sweet.
I was definitely over full after eating. Good thing my body can digest things for me and allow me to have fun, pleasurable food experiences.
After dinner we came home and started that Drew Barrymore show on Netflix called, The Santa Clarita Diet. It’s interesting and not about any diet I’ve heard of! Have you watched it? We’ve only watched the first episode and I have no idea where it is gonna go or if we will keep watching lol.
Happy Wednesday! Would love to hear about your Valentine’s Day. Did you keep it casual or go fancy?