Did you know that you don't have to cook, or buy food, on your birthday. By joining many of the online websites of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and more, you will be sent emails that contain free items.
It is my birthday on Valentine's day, and I have already received notification of a free breakfast at Denny's, another one at IHOP, a free dessert at Chili's, free ice cream at Baskin Robbins, free coffee at Starbucks, and Dunkin Donuts.
Some of these have to be used on your birthday, but others give you a 2 week period to use them.
This year enjoy your birthday, cooking free, and not having to pay a fortune for it.