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11 Valentine's Dishes for When You Don't Give a Flip

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Whatever, Hallmark. Whatever, pink-frosted cookies in windowsills and heartwarming ABC Family specials and imploring stuffed bears. Maybe you have a sweetie, maybe you don't -- as Rhett Butler would say, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." And neither should you.

This year, you don't have to get a Valentine for everyone in your class. Heck, you don't even have to leave the house -- because this Friday the 14th (more like Friday the 13th, amirite?), we're giving exactly zero hoots. We're going to eat what we want, when we want, preferably in our PJ's on the sofa with a bottle of wine in one hand and a slasher movie on TV. Because who cares about whether you have garlic on your breath or some spinach in your teeth -- embrace it. You don't give a flip.


These dishes are not the prettiest. They're not the sexiest. They're not even the cutest. But by golly, they are delicious. 

Picklebacks by Marian Bull

Because you might as well start your night off with pickle juice and whiskey. Sort of like an aperitif, but the opposite of classy.

 Picklebacks on Food52


Fatted Calf's Meatloaf by Toponia Miller

Meatloaf is probably the least sexy food in the world. Get on your stretch-band sweats so you can match.

Fatted Calf's Meatloaf on Food52


Spinach, Mushrooms and Cream for Dinner by Nicholas

 At this point, you should probably eat a dish that's 50% cream for dinner. Then chase it with a pickle back.

Spinach, Mushrooms, and Cream for Dinner on Food52


Sweet Potato Chana Masala by Jestei

It's not winning any fashion shows and it'll make your clothes smell like Indian takeout, but eh -- we love it.

Sweet Potato Chana Masala on Food52


Bulgogi Jerky by savorthis

Jerky for dinner. Enough said.

Bulgogi Jerky on Food52


Scotch Eggs by molly yeh

Instead of poaching or scrambling or frittata-izing your eggs, you're coating them in sausage and frying them. Heh.

Scotch Eggs on Food52


Whipped Chocolate Caramel Ganache by sdebrango

 No cake. Just frosting. Best eaten with your fingers.

Whipped Chocolate Caramel Ganache on Food52


 Linguine with Sardines, Fennel and Tomato by lastnightsdinner

This dish makes the cut because it will make your breath smell like fish and it's hard to eat neatly. But so easy to enjoy.

Linguine with Sardines, Fennel and Tomato on Food52


Robert Vergé's Fried Eggs with Wine Vinegar by Genius Recipes

This vinegar is acidic and bitter, like your soul. 

Robert Verge's Fried Eggs with Wine Vinegar on Food52


Grilled Garlic Toast by Merrill Stubbs

Keep away vampires and potential lovers with this garlic toast. Two birds with one stone!

Grilled Garlic Toast on Food52


Yum Dogs by vvanessa

 This hot dog is wrapped in bacon. Pretty self-explanatory.

Yum Dogs on Food52

What do you eat when you just don't care? Let us know in the comments!

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