As I write this post, I’m en route to New Orleans, a city I have been *dying* to visit for years now. It’s the one city I’ve booked flights to
once twice but had to cancel at the last-minute. I suppose the third time’s a charm!
I’ll be spending the long weekend celebrating Mardi Gras and squeezing in some foodie sightseeing. Thanks to some friends who’ve gone before, I have a nice list of spots to check out: beignets at Cafe du Monde, freshly shucked oysters at Acme, tasty barbecue shrimp at Mr. B’s, and a muffuleta sandwich from Central Grocery. Am I missing anything? Oh, and did I mention how excited I am? :)
And, this weekend is also Valentine’s Day! It’ll definitely be memorable as I’ll be partying it up with my boyfriend and friends (+thousands of randoms) at a formal ball at the…Superdome. Crazy, right? There’s even a strict dress code: men in tuxedos and women in floor length gowns…this should be interesting!
Now if I wasn’t traveling, my absolute favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day would be in the kitchen. Is it just me, or is going out to dinner on V-Day always underwhelming? The food is never as great as a random Tuesday night and sometimes restaurants only offer a Prix Fixe menu. I’d much rather spend the evening cooking up a fun dinner with a special boy or close gal pals (Galentine’s Day anyone?!). Plus, if you’re struggling to come up with a thoughtful gift, why not show your love by cooking a special dinner? Worst case scenario, you botch it in the kitchen and end up ordering your favorite delivery pizza. Your Valentine will still appreciate the effort!