Valentine is a special day as it is specifically associated with expressing love to your precious one. There is a lot that can be done on this day however you will want it to be special and unique in every sense. As much as chocolates and roses have a part to play on this special day, selection of food too can build or destroy your and your partner’s mood.
There can be no better way to gift your partner on Valentine than cooking up a meal for her and creating an atmosphere where she will feel your love and devotion towards her from your every move. You can cook for her special meals in this section which will lead you straight to your heart and there is no looking back. Create a romantic ambiance. Have a low table set up for her with seating arrangements on the ground as it will impart a casual feeling. You can choose a color theme too and this valentine day your woman’s favorite color can be the theme of your special day.
Meal 1 –
This out of the world meal is not only easy to prepare, it is a sure heart winner. It’s amazing how with a little effort you can win hearts and once you get to know the power of food, you will not be ready to try anything else out.
The best way to get everything done right is to pre-plan your dinner for at least a week before, set up a special invitation card for her which could also be a photo of both of you. At the back with glittered color pens state the date and dinner time and also how important it is for her to reach on time. Leave the rest to her imagination. Bon Appetite.
Prawn and Grape Fruit Salad Thai Style
1 pound shrimp (medium), peeled, de-veined and uncooked
1 grapefruit large, peeled and deveined
1 red onion small sliced thinly
1 avocado medium, peeled and diced into small cubes of ½ inch
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp Thai fish sauce
1/8 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 red, fresh chili pepper, chopped finely
Prawn and Grape Fruit Salad Thai Style
In a large pan boil water with a little salt and on high heat bring it to boil. Stir in the shrimp and bring the water to boil again. Cook them until the inside of the shrimp is no more transparent however the outside should remain pink. It will take about 3 to 5 minutes. Drain the shrimp and leave aside.
Mix the onion, grapefruit, fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar and chili pepper and other remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Top it off with shrimp and sprinkle the cilantro. Serve.
Ingredients: Chicken Parmigiana
1 beaten egg
2 oz bread crumbs dried
2 chicken boneless breasts, halves
2 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
16 oz (3/4 jar) spaghetti sauce
Preparation Method: Chicken Parmigiana
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Grease a baking sheet lightly.
In two separate shallow bowls pour egg and breadcrumbs separately. Dip the chicken first in egg and then in bread crumbs and bake in oven on a greased baking sheet for 45 minutes or until juices evaporated and the meat is no longer pink.
Pour ½ of the spaghetti sauce to a baking dish and place the chicken pieces over the sauce and top again with the remaining sauce. Now sprinkle with parmesan and mozzarella and preheat for another 20 minutes. Serve.
Aphrodite Love Potion
Ingredients: Aphrodite Love Potion
1 ½ oz of brandy
5 oz pineapple juice
2 thin slices of orange
2 maraschino cherries
Preparation Method: Aphrodite Love Potion
Combine pineapple juice, brandy and ice cubes and stir.
Garnish with cherries and orange slices.
Serve in martini glasses.
Easy Oreo Truffles
Ingredients: Easy Oreo Truffles
¼ package (4 oz) of Oreo divided chocolate sandwich biscuits
2 oz of cream cheese, softened
2 oz of semi-sweet melted baking chocolate
Preparation Method: Easy Oreo Truffles
Crush the cookies into fine crumbs in a food processor or in a re-sealable bag with a rolling pin. Set aside about 2 tbsp of crumbs for later use and in the remaining crumbs add cream cheese and mix well. Roll cookie mixture into balls of 1-inch diameter.
Dip the balls in chocolate and place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Sprinkle the balls with leftover crumbs.
Refrigerate for an hour or until firm. Serve.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY