Tuesday, February 10, 2015

7 Romantic Ideas for Your Valentine's Day

Every year for the last several years, we have spent Valentine’s Day in a remote cabin up in the Northwoods with tons of snow – skiing by day and enjoying a warm cozy fire with a romantic dinner by night. This year, our trip was postponed by a few weeks, so we will be home for Valentine’s Day.

We will likely go out for dinner since it just so happens we have a restaurant gift card from Christmas. But since I also love to cook, I am conjuring up a little something special to cook on an alternate night. With that in mind, I've put together some of my favorite ideas for your romantic dinner at home.

First off, your romantic dinner should include flowers, wine, and mood lighting. A simple and elegant setting like this one from Fancy Cribs:

Photo credit to Fancy Cribs

Any of the aphrodisiac foods noted at modvive.com might be right up your alley. You can always incorporate one or two of these into your overall menu plan: oysters, mushrooms, figs, curries, asparagus, and ginger. (I have a great recipe for a mushroom soup with sherry that is to die for – email me if you’d like the recipe)

Photo credit to modvive.com

A decadent romantic dessert is a must. I love the look and flavor of this chocolate pudding cake from Fab Housewife.

Photo credit to Fab Housewife

If you happen to be romancing the family, kids or grand-kids, you might whip up these sweet red velvet cupcakes like these shown at DecoratedLife.

Photo credit to Decorated Life

Another great idea for family or the pizza-loving couple is this heart shaped pizza from iDiva.

Photo credit to iDiva

You might create a picnic theme (indoor or outdoor) with favorite finger foods for feeding each other (ah, ultimate romance!)
Photo credit to Romantic Food Ideas

Whatever you choose for your meal, take a little time to create the perfect setting to make this Valentine’s Day your very own.

Happy Valentine’s Day from us to you! 

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