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?