Valentines Day is generally the most romantic day of the year. Romantic dinners, the exchange of small tokens of affection, handwritten notes or romantic cards can all play a role in helping people express their love for each other.
Don't forget to plan something special for your loved one! If you do forget, the rest of February could be very cold.
Let me help you plan for your evening of romance.
extraordinary, romantic meal that will help you express your love. Select the
perfect cocktail, entree, side dish and dessert from the suggested Valentine's
Day Menu. With these recipe suggestions you will tell your Favorite One -
"I Love You."
Plan the entire Valentines Day for romance. Use your best tableware, just the right stemware or glassware, candles, fresh flowers and a beautiful tablecloth.
Or, as an alternative, decorate with tea lights and place colorful placemats on your coffee table with several cushions on the floor (kids in bed?).
All of these Valentines Day menu suggestions will ensure you do not leave your valentine alone too long. Some of these items you should prepare in advance (yes, I'll explain what and how).
Then you can focus on enjoying dinner ...not to mention the fun that will follow!
If both you and your loved one like to cook, plan and prepare the Valentines Day meal together! Oh! What fun!
And please remember, the little touches make all the difference. Warm the plates in the oven and be sure to add attractive garnishes. Keep the food portions small and enjoy your meal at a relaxed pace to avoid feeling too full.
The goal is to create a Valentines Day meal that excites - not one to put you both to sleep.
Cocktail Ideas - Classic Cocktails - Sophisticated - International. Each Is a Favorite Restaurant Drink Recipe
Entrée and Starch Ideas
Beef Tenderloin with Bleu Cheese Butter
A fairly thick cut but not a large portion. Savor every bite! And slowly sip a glass of Merlot wine.
Besides the brandy and cream, the sun-dried cranberries are an important ingredient in this secret restaurant recipe. Chardonnay wine or White Zinfandel go well with this deliciously rich entree.
These potatoes will love it if you marry them with a little brandy-cream sauce from your chicken entree
A signature restaurant recipe - a favorite restaurant pasta recipe with almost any combination of seafood you like best. Try a glass of Chardonnay! and some Garlic Bread
Either of these desserts can (should) be made ahead, making one less thing to prepare on the evening you cook your Valentine dinner.
Kahlua Mousse. A recipe for the coffee and Kahlua lovers in the world. It is a light, creamy, wonderful finale to dinner.
New York-Style Cheesecake. Yes, this is easy to make and you will have some left over for the next day. Having a piece (or two) the next day may mean your Valentines Day Events get extended!
Dessert Beverage Idea
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cocktail. Try this restaurant recipe - it is "dessert in a glass!" Serve this famous restaurant drink in a champagne flute. Great eye appeal. What an end (beginning?) to a beautiful evening! What a great Valentine's Day.
Oh! Did I forget the promised schedule for putting this fabulous Valentine's Day together! ? Of course not.
Valentine's Day Menu
Four to Five Days In Advance of dinner:
One or Two Days before Dinner:
One Day before Valentines Day:
Got the flowers and card?
Early in day -
One hour before show time
Show time continues On Valentines Day:
(Remember - take your time, relax - no one is in a rush
Exchange cards or notes and have a wonderful evening! What a Valentines Day to remember!
Enjoy your day and the company of that special person you share it with!
“For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.”