For the last four years, from the time Ryan and I met, Ryan has been begging me to make sushi for him. I am not a sushi making pro, but a couple of years ago my Aunt Dana bought me a sushi making kit because sushi is my favorite food, and a person should probably know how to make their favorite food. So I finally relented and decided our first Valentines Day as a married couple warranted a special homemade treat.
We're lucky to have a Fresh Market grocery store within minutes of our house so I was able to pick up super fresh (for Roanoke) seafood on my way home from work. I decided on making salmon and tuna nigiri, a tuna roll, and two california rolls. We started with miso soup and needless to say we had quite the buffet of sushi awesomeness.
We decided on a candlelit dinner with wine for our feast and we spent an hour eating, talking and enjoying a date night in. Just the two of us.
Ryan bought me a gorgeous calla lily and sweet card as a gift and surprised me with my favorite dessert, pumpkin cheesecake. I felt lame having only provided dinner after such sweet treats from my hubby.
After dinner Ryan and I slow danced to Bob Dylan, talked on the couch, split a massive piece of pumpkin cheesecake, and cuddled the night away. It was perfect Valentines Day; private and full of love. I hope all of you had a fabulous valentines. big kiss, bekuh