{doughnuts, beer pong, and ice cream cake}

All we could ever ask for are the Simple Things as Miguel puts it perfectly. We shouldn't leave it to just one day to show our appreciation of someone's love, amirite?

Instead of going through the hassle of making Valentine's Day reservations for an overpriced Prix Fixe dinner, we decided to have a lowkey weekend with some of our favorite things: food, beer, and sweatpants. It also helped that the weather was insanely cold, so cuddling while stuffing our faces with snacks seemed like the optimal decision. And I have to say, this was hands-down the best Valentine's Day I've had to date.

First we got some bagels from Bagel Hut in Great Neck. The combination of the cinnamon raisin bagel (shown below is with an everything bagel) with scallion cream cheese, lox, onion, and tomato was absolutely amazing. Always stealing Kev's food ideas, hehe.

  {Bagel Hut in Great Neck}

{Bagel Hut in Great Neck}

Then we headed over to Long Beach because we're crazy. It was freezing, but with the waves crashing, it was also extremely serene. We also weren't the only people out there; couples bundled up way less were strolling on the boardwalk and even closer to the water. Y'all crazy.

  {Magnolia Beach, Long Beach}

{Magnolia Beach, Long Beach}

  {Magnolia Beach, Long Beach}

{Magnolia Beach, Long Beach}

Obligatory doughnut stop because I was craving something cake-y and sweet. The strawberry icing on both the sprinkles and Fruity Pebbles doughnuts were incredibly sweet but delicious. The Fruity Pebble doughnut was made to order, so the icing and doughnut were fresh off the pans.

  {Dough Hut in Long Beach}

{Dough Hut in Long Beach}

We then spent the night playing games of beer pong, eating ice cream cake, and watching the NBA All-Star contests, from the dunking contest to the three-point shooting contest. The next morning, for lunch, we headed to Cafe Baci for an amazing Italian feast. I mean, a place that has pizza bread in their bread basket is an instant win in my book. We asked for more pizza bread before our food came out, which was a mistake because the portions were enormous. It all worked out because I took the leftovers to have as my lunch the next day.

  {Cleanest games of beer pong ever}

{Cleanest games of beer pong ever}

  {Cafe Baci}

{Cafe Baci}

Cold weather means ice cream cake in bed while watching the Food Channel.

  {Why yes, we (almost) did eat an entire ice cream cake}

{Why yes, we (almost) did eat an entire ice cream cake}

...We really did eat an incredible amount of food this past weekend. I guess I'll start hitting the gym.

Maybe.

Soon.