A Frosty for My Valentine

When I think of our Valentine’s Day dinner tradition, my mouth waters. Not because we go to the fanciest restaurant in town or share a plate of fine cuisine, but because I love a Frosty. Yes, a Frosty—as in the milkshake deliciousness offered by Wendy’s. Yes, Wendy’s—as in the fast food restaurant that has the girl with the red pigtails. Because every year on February 14th, Mr. Dalmatian and I enjoy a meal of cheeseburgers (with bacon for Mr. D), Frosty’s, and fries if we’re feeling crazy!

So how did this start? Well, the first Valentine’s day that Mr. D and I were officially dating I had planned a big dinner that I was going to cook him in the kitchen of our dorm. Things didn’t exactly go as planned. That afternoon, we were running some errands and our Sam’s Club trip took a little longer than expected. We were both hungry and tired, so we decided to grab dinner at Wendy’s instead of taking on the challenge of a very dirty and very old dorm kitchen.

So how did Wendy’s become a tradition? Well, that goes back to the first day that Mr. Dalmatian and I met. On move-in day of freshmen year of college, we went to Wendy’s for lunch with a group. This group consisted of me, Mr. Dalmatian, Bridesmaid E, and another guy that lived on Mr. D’s hall. Now, I can’t exactly argue that it was love at first sight. In fact, I didn’t even remember that Mr. Dalmatian was one of the boys that came with us until Bridesmaid E reminded me years later. But regardless of how oblivious I was, it was still the day we met. So in addition to sinfully tasty fast food, convenience, and affordability—Wendy’s also has just a touch of romance!

This Valentine’s Day I was not worried about trying to get a reservation, or curling my hair in just the right way. Instead I was unwrapping a cheeseburger and sipping on a Frosty. And the best part: I was sharing the meal with the love of my life.

What are your Valentine’s Day traditions?

What happened on the day you first met your significant other?


Mrs. Dalmatian

Nashville, TN
Wedding Date:
May 2012
No, Thank YOU
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  1. funnelcake Member
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:33 am

    Ah, love this tradition so much. Wendy’s is my FAV fast food place, above all others! I won’t even go to a McDs or Burger King because they can’t compare. (Which is sad… because Wendy’s doesn’t exist in Swiss land, but the other two do…) :(

    Our tradition is usually dinner at home and the mr sometimes surprises me with flowers. Last year I bought Mr. FC a new water bottle because he lost his favorite on the train. I filled it with paper hearts and slipped it into his bag in the morning without him noticing. He was SO surprised and loves his bottle. He thinks of me every time he drinks from it now.

    I’m a big believer that it’s not about how much you spend (if anything at all) on Valentines day… but more about showing the people in your life that you love them. Lord knows when we are tired and grouchy from work, we don’t always express the same appreciation we should. Valentines day is another reminder to be especially loving… and I always enjoy our intimate dinners! :)

  2. cannon Member
    cannon 513 posts, Busy bee @ 5:50 am

    I can’t believe you get cheeseburgers instead of the spicy chicken sandwich! I did get Wendy’s last night, though, so I guess I was celebrating with you in spirit. :)

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    MaggieL 494 posts, Helper bee @ 5:52 am

    Our tradition is usually BW3s for wings and beer! The first Valentine’s day we were together, we had only been dating for about 3 weeks…and I just happened to have like $60 in giftcards (for some reason, all my extended family got me that one year). It just kind of stuck, and I love that we still do it!

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    porcupine 633 posts, Busy bee @ 6:58 am

    I LOVE that this is a tradition for you guys. Wendy’s is a fav. of ours and we unfortunately eat far too much Wendy’s. It’s on the way to our grocery store. lol.

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:15 am

    What a fun tradition. I don’t like putting too much hype into V-day. Just being together makes the day wonderful.

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    anna4041 225 posts, Helper bee @ 8:19 am

    We usually keep it low key and just do something at home. Once every few years we might go out to eat. Last night we had a candlelight dinner at home and then we shared a Dairy Queen ice cream cake cup. It was sweet (and cheap!)

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:22 am

    Such an adorable tradition!

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    Aud1628 540 posts, Busy bee @ 2:20 pm

    Awww I love this! This is what valentine’s day is about, not how much you spend but the meaning and thought behind everything!

  9. coyote Member
    coyote 1960 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:23 pm

    Hahaha, I love this tradition.. Almost as much as I love a frosty and fries! Yum!

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    Coffee cup 2319 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:46 pm

    Lol, that’s one of the best traditions I’ve heard. We don’t celebrate V-day, we purposely ignore it and if there’s a chance for us to go out we don’t (everything’s full).

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    drytherain88 2 posts, Wannabee @ 9:53 am

    I love this…my SO and I dont have many traditions yet, except that we dont buy anything for VDAY…instead we make it. I make him a card every year, and he decorates the house in a romantic way. This year, I got a poem and hearts on the wall with candles and a spotlight; last year he cut out hearts and pasted them all over the room. We also ordered Chinese food this year because we both have been sick…sometimes the best night is a night in.

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    Miss_Manda 301 posts, Helper bee @ 4:07 pm

    Mmmm… frosty! Yummers! Hehe the other day my bff posted on FB a question that should never have to be asked…

    BFF to Drive thru speaker: “Small frosty, please”
    Drive thru speaker: “Chocolate or vanilla?”

    So. Wrong.

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:04 pm

    So after our legal wedding ceremony, we went out to dinner at Chili’s. We’ve decided to celebrate our legal anniversary every year at Chili’s while doing a more special something for our wedding anniversary.

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    unicycle 476 posts, Helper bee @ 6:22 am

    So cute! Wendy’s is my absolute favorite fast food place. Now I’m hungry.

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