This is what I'm giving my husband for Valentine's Day. He's giving me a trip to an Indian restaurant. I'm addicted to Indian food, but the only Indian restaurant we have in our town is really horrible. All their food is of this nasty grayish tint, which is the opposite of what Indian food should be like. It also tastes like paper. Rimi has a wonderful blog with really good recipes of Indian food. To my shame, I haven't been able to reproduce these recipes. Everything I make just turns bland for some unfathomable reason. But at least today we will drive all the way to a real Indian restaurant.
Valentine's Day need not be an occasion for the coupled people only. There is absolutely no need to relinquish this holiday only to them. If this is a day when love is celebrated, then there is absolutely nothing wrong with celebrating your love for yourself, your friends, your pet, your Kindle, or anything and anybody that makes you happy. One of the best Valentine's in my life was when a group of female friends and I suddenly all found ourselves single on this day and decided to celebrate. We went to a really nice place together, got a red rose each, and swapped funny stories about guys and dating.
Happy Valentine's Day, and don't forget to celebrate with the person you love the most - yourself.