We had a lovely Valentine's evening together as a family continuing our dinner in front of the fire tradition! I had to abandon the original steak recipe once I priced that kind of steak it was out of our price range. So I picked up something else on a good sale and made this recipe instead. I also made oven fries, garlic bread and roasted broccoli.
After dinner, it was bath night - and I pulled out some glow bracelets I had gotten at the Dollar Tree and let our littles enjoy a candlelight bath with glow sticks. A HUGE HIT! Then, we had dessert and enjoyed the fire!
Of course, this was Thursday night and we did have Family Night again the next night. I made a big salad bar and let everyone fix their own salad while we watched an old movie - My Friend Flicka and munched on Valentine Chex Mix.
I find it fun and yes, sometimes challenging to come up with ideas of things for us to do together as a family that do not require a ton of preparation to pull off. But, it is also rewarding to have these special times together as a family!