Tonight my husband and I are going out for Valentine’s Day. We are going to a wine tasting dinner. I’m super excited to learn more about how wines are paired with different foods. Up to this point, I just pair something liquid with something food-ish. Sometimes I act gourmet and put a red wine with a red meat and a white wine with a white meat. In a matter of hours I will learn more about how wine can be gorgeous and I will bring any interesting or comical information home safely to your computer.
As for last night, we stayed in to save some cash and had a family date night at home. I made a few classic salads with Aldi Romaine lettuce, two tomatoes, one cucumber, low-fat italian dressing, and a sprinkle of parmesan. My kiddos chowed down on the cucumbers while hubby and I chowed down on a bottle of Winking Owl Merlot…$2.99!!! We paired our wine and veggies with an Aldi frozen pizza. Follow it up with popcorn and a Red Box movie and we were sittin’ pretty on a Friday night in mid-Missouri.
Aldi Price Breakdown– Romaine-83cents, tomatoes 33cents, cucumber 69cents, Mama Cozi pizza- $2.25 (they have different kinds with different prices), merlot- $2.99, microwave popcorn- 25cents, Red Box movie- $1 (Not from Aldi…but if Aldi starting having Red Box rentals I would probably wet myself I would be so excited)= One Gorgeous Family Date Night for $8.34
I would love to sit around on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon and type some more random words about my non-gourmet weekend, but I better go play outside with my kids and then go shave my legs for my non-family date night! Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend! And if you are feeling Valentine-less, I recommend Ooolahlah Mama Cozi with a little Winking Owl…wink…wink…