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Valentine’s Day will soon be here.
Maybe you’ve made reservations at your favorite restaurant. Or maybe you prefer a romantic dinner at home with your sweetie. Cooking together and sharing a leisurely dinner is the perfect Valentine’s celebration for a couple of foodies.
Roll up your sleeves, tie on matching aprons and open a great bottle of wine or champagne. Spend the evening cooking and nibbling in your kitchen party for two. Rich and earthy Mushroom Crostini will make a great start to your feast. Or sip small cups of Wild Mushroom Soup while you chop, toss and cook.
Next move on to a salad. Sweet and salty, my Mixed Greens with Grapes & Feta is a great choice for your romantic dinner. Or go for some crunch with my Fennel & Feta Salad . Either one is a great choice for your romantic dinner.
Bring out your inner Cupid with seafood … Enjoy my warm and wonderful Mediterranean Seafood Stew. And just how do you scale down a recipe for eight? Make the tomato, olive and caper base in advance and freeze all but 1-1 1/2 cups of sauce for another day. Have your fish monger cut you a small but beautiful piece of scrod or haddock and add a couple of shrimp and a few scallops. Serve the stew with chunks of warm sourdough bread.
… unless you are more of a steak and potatoes couple. Enjoy a delicious Grilled Strip Steak with Gorgonzola Sauce. If you don’t want to drag the grill out in the cold, a grill pan will work fine. Add a simple baked potato and maybe my favorite Asparagus for a great dinner.
Sweets for your sweetie? Only chocolate will do on Valentine’s Day, especially if you add a few strawberries! How about my Pot de Crème or Provence inspired Lavender Infused White Chocolate Crème? Unless you prefer to cuddle up by the fire with tiny cups of Hot White Chocolate Crème. (Not a fan of white chocolate, the hot chocolate is delicious with bittersweet.)
Have a wonderful evening and bon appétit!
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below.
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