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
High Tech Weddings
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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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