Instead of going out to eat for Valentines dinner several years ago, Darren suggested picking a recipe neither one of us has made and cooking it together. It was our first Valentine's together and I thought it sounded so creative and romantic. We made enchiladas and had a great time. Then we got married. And I cooked dinner every night (I might have rounded up with that estimate). And cooking my own Valentine's dinner didn't sound so fun. But Darren was so excited and so we picked Chicken Cordon Bleu, which sounded fancy to say, let alone create it in my own kitchen. It was soooo fun and we really had a great time and the food was excellent (if I do say so myself). Each year, I drag my feet with this tradition, but each year it turns out to be a great thing and I really love cooking with Darren.
So this year Darren chose to make Sinigang, a Philipino dish kind of like soup. He served an LDS mission there and really misses the food. It was nice to just work next to him and talk to him about normal, everyday things for awhile. I will admit that I was not a fan of the finished product, but Darren ate two bowls and said it tasted just like what he had eaten in the Philippines. Luckily, Davis slept through the whole thing and we got to eat in romantic peace.