Dinner Snacks + The Weekend

Happy Friday! Is anybody else as ready for the weekend as I am? So I don't really have any recipes or food stories to regale you with since I haven't been at home any nights this week. In fact, last night I had a pick dinner (you know, picking at a few different things to comprise a full stomach, but not quite feeling fulfilled like dinner). A plate of cheese and crackers, followed by fresh popcorn for dinner. Possibly even a few scoops of snickerdoodle dip too. Shaun was out, so whenever it's just one for dinner, I find myself picking on a multitude of things, rather than preparing a real meal. Not exactly what you call healthy. This weekend it's my mission to get back on track!

So since Valentine's Day falls on Monday, Shaun and I have some things planned for the weekend to celebrate. If you remember this post from just over a year ago, we like to use V-day as a reason to stop with the craziness going on in our lives and simply spend some time together. Nothing fancy, but a day of giving up chores to relax and even go on a date together. This year, we're celebrating on Sunday.

While last year we took a trip to Bobby's Burger Palace...

...and snacked on Valentine's Day whoopie pies from Whole Foods...

...this year, we're staying local with brunch at Lighthorse Tavern (my favorite Jersey City restaurant), a trip to the movies and topping off the day with a nice dinner at home and watching TV on the couch. A fun-filled day without breaking the bank. Sign me up! Oh and you know that Shaun got me a pretty sweet gift this year...

So I have a few tricks up my sleeve to surprise him. Aside from Sunday's fun, I'll be spending some time tomorrow with this little cutie...

...while I clean out my old bedroom at my parents house (a task that I've been putting off for about 2 years...sorry mom!).

So that's my weekend plan. What do you have planned for the weekend? And bonus question, do you ever have a pick dinner for one (as I did last night) or do you always cook, even for one?