The key to preparing the ultimate Valentine's day dinner is to keep things simple. A romantic meal really can be easier to create than the ads on the internet may lead you to believe.
A fancy extravagant dinner may be nice but it can also be a lot of work. It will also leave you with a sink full of pots and pans waiting to be washed after the meal is over. Not so romantic as one might have first imagined.
One of the biggest mistakes that lovers make on Valentine's day is to try to impress their date with a large gourmet style meal.
You next home date think K-I-S-S: Keep - It - Subtly - Simple and keep the romance in your Valentine's date meal.
A Large Meal can be a lot of Work to Prepare
Extravagant preparations can add stress into a meal that shouldn't be there. Preparing a large meal can put a lot of work and pressure on you and if something goes wrong with the recipe, well it can really put a damper on the occasion as well.
Romance is in the little details that create atmosphere. Forget the mouth watering chef style meal that you are considering and cook up a truly romantic dinner for your date instead. It's easy with these dining tips.
Keep it simple. Select a recipe for your date that allows you to do most of your prep work a day early or select a meal that can be easily prepared the day of your date. Less work on the day of the event will help to keep your dinner a relaxed affair.
Fondue can be so Much More Than a Chocolate or Cheese Sauce
The beauty of serving fondue for a Valentine's day dinner is in it's simplicity. It is a one dish meal that can be a relaxing, nutritious, and delicious.
You can serve a standard cheese fondue, a meat bouillon fondue, a seafood fondue, or a creamy white sauce fondue. For dessert a small chocolate fondue is a nice finishing touch to the meal.
The fondue sauce can be prepared, and most of the vegetables and fruits washed, sliced, and cubed, the day before Valentine's.
Seafood and meat can also be cooked, and cubed or sliced, the day before your planned dinner. There are a few foods that need to be prepared the morning of your big date but your work will definitely be reduced substantially for that day.
The advance preparation of your dinner meal will give you ample time to insure that your meal will be perfect and you will be in a refreshed and relaxed mood to enjoy your romantic Valentine's day date. You need only heat and serve your romantic dinner.
A Platter for Two can be Simply Romantic
Dinner For Two Can be Romantic Without Being a Lot of Work
A large submarine sandwich, pita bread sandwich, or delivered pizza dinner can be very romantic when the atmosphere dictates that it be.
Romantic candlelight, a bottle of your favorite wine, and a wood or marble serving board can turn a simple meal into a spectacular one. A before dinner appetizer, or a few simple side dishes, and your dinner date meal is complete.
It is much easier to create your own side dishes, but slip out to pick up the main portion of your meal, then it is to prepare a complete meal the day of your big dinner date. So long as you remove the restaurant packaging before you serve your meal there really is little stigma attached to taking the easy way out.
If you do get caught, you can simply make a joke of how hard you have worked cooking the meal, then smile and say dinner is now served.
A Table Top Prepared Meal can be a Very Romantic Party for Two
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