Say what you want about Valentine’s Day–I’m completely aware of the fact that it’s just another day invented by the Hallmarks to make a lot of money and another “significant” event for men to forget–but for just a minute, how about we take a second to be positive here. (Optimism is not what I’m good at so you guys should be impressed).
Valentine’s Day isn’t about couples. It’s not about giant teddy bears and boxes of chocolate the popular girls get to haul around all day at school while the chubbily lonely ones of us look on in a combination of resentment and longing. It’s about taking a minute to show someone you love that…well…you love them. It’s a chance for anyone and everyone, even if for the other 364 days of the year tend to be giant assholes to everyone (*cough*…like me), to let the special people in their life know it in whatever small way they can.
And thanks to the greeting card industry, it’s not only normal but expected that you’ll get all mushy about it so you don’t have to feel uncool if you tell your SnuggleBear just how awesome he is as your soulmate and best friend. It’s a chance to call your parents and show
that you actually remember who they are that you care. It’s a chance to call anyone who’s every been there for you through the best and worst of your life and say, “Thanks!” Everyone loves someone…so get on it!!
Oh, and the most important part…this is the one day a year to chow down unapologetically on festive candy. Yes, I am excluding Halloween, Easter, and Christmas. Remember how love saved Harry Potter? Oh course you do. Well, calories don’t count if they come from love…duh.
1 Beef Heart
1 Small Onion, chopped
5 Slices Bacon, diced
1/4 c Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1/2 t Paprika
1/4 t Oregano
1/4 t Basil
1/4 t Marjoram
1/4 t Thyme
Wash the hearts and pat dry. Cut into strips about the size of chicken fingers (3-4 inches long, 2 inches thick or so). Season liberally and set aside.
Heat oil over medium high heat and add the bacon. When bacon is crisp, add the onions and cook until translucent. Add the strips of the meat, not overly filling the pan. When they are browned and slightly crispy on one side, flip them over and repeat on the other side.
Serve by candlelight. Follow up with a ride in a horsedrawn carriage. And guys, if you want to make it out alive, bring diamonds.