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Valentine's Day Failures

Ever experienced a Valentine's Day that didn't go as planned? Even hilariously so?

For me, the first 2 Valentine's Days with my fiance went horribly. We couldn't get reservations at any of the restaurants in town; it was raining (both times), and we didn't own cars yet. So I ordered take-out, ran out into the rain, picked up this expensive Italian take-out, came back, served it with candles, etc. The food was so-so, my hair was ruined, and after a few bites my fiance fell asleep on the couch!

Can you believe I did this twice in a row?

Ever since then, my fiance/ spouse has cooked something amazing for us at home. Everyone stays awake, stays dry, saves money, and is happy.

Tell me your Valentine's food woes!

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