restaurant inspired meal doesn’t have to be complicated. Pick up
some mini-quiches in your grocers frozen food section and bake them
up as an appetizer. For a first course pick up a can of gourmet
style soup that you just need to heat up. Garnish with a dollop of
sour cream and some fresh herbs for visual appeal.
Choose a main
dish that you can prepare ahead of time, so you can enjoy the
evening. Good choices are baked salmon or chicken. Just place either
one in a baking dish, add whichever marinade you prefer and
refrigerate. When you are ready just bake it until it’s done. Serve
with mixed greens and fancy store-bought vinaigrette. Grab French
bread, or fix some wild rice.
Dessert could be
anything from cheesecake with fresh fruit, to chocolate dipped
strawberries to chocolate mouse that you can make ahead and
refrigerate. Or serve assorted cheeses with a nice glass of red
Setting The Scene
Set the table
with a tablecloth, cloth napkins and candles. Take out your good
china and crystal. Since dinner will be just for the two of you, you
don’t have to worry about damaging any of your special tableware.
Now is the perfect time to enjoy all these fancy goodies you
received as wedding gifts.
Take the time to
dress up, and do your hair and makeup. I feel sure you spouse will
appreciate it and you will feel like you are actually going out. For
even more fun get ready in separate rooms and ask your date to come
pick you up.
Turn down the
lights and light the candles. Play some soft, romantic music, or
some songs that have special meaning for the two of you. You never
know, with the right music, your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner may
end with some slow dancing in your dinning room.
doesn’t mean you can’t have a wonderful romantic Valentine’s Day
dinner. You never know, this may turn out to be the most romantic
Valentine’s date yet.