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.