16 Jan

Romantic Home Dinners for Valentine’s Day

One of the most common and romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is over an evening meal together. Sharing a home cooked candlelit dinner has a certain charm about it and is very romantic if it all goes to plan. There is not any particular special meal that is the most romantic by definition. However, there is little doubt what is not romantic. For the culinary challenged, two-minute noodles or microwaved slops is not going to cut it, even if that is your favorite meal.

Romantic Dinner

For a romantic dinner you really cannot go wrong with pasta as the main course. The good thing is you can buy pre-packaged fresh pasta from the cold section in the supermarket which is a fantastic base that you can spice up with some fresh condiments. This dish is also great as you can prepare it early and you do not have to spend all evening slaving in the kitchen to only end up with a burnt mess which will not set the mood at all. Garlic bread is a fantastic side dish for pasta, and again the cold section in the supermarket will save your day. All you have to do is put the prepared garlic bread into the oven for approximately 20 minutes.

Valentines Day Flowers


Valentines Day CakeDesserts that are bought can be spectacular, actually, I suggest you buy it from a bakery or in the frozen section of the supermarket as these will be semi prepared. Adding fresh strawberries, cherries or chocolate can turn our common sweet dessert into a masterpiece. You can be completely hopeless in the kitchen and still cook up a masterpiece with the above suggestions. The atmosphere of a home-prepared Valentine’s Day dinner is very satisfying and helps to add to the romantic ambiance, assuming you do not set off any smoke detectors and burn your house down! Of course it is well worth to practice a pasta dish before Valentine’s Day on 14th of February. You also have to consider relaxing music, try and find a babysitter for any children and the table setting.

Don’t forget candles and napkins and of course pre-arranging flowers for the special evening. You may wish to consider to pick up a bouquet of flowers the day before and leave them in the car overnight, then secretly get them in the morning so you can set the tone for the rest of the day with a beautiful bunch of roses. You may wish to order 11 red roses and one white one with a love note attached to the special white rose. If you really want to go all out, rent a Tuxedo suit, and come flying in to your dinning room like superman. The main thing to remember is to have a great time together on Valentine’s Day and not to sweat the little things.

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The author is passionate about flowers in Thailand. He writes and designs flower bouquets for Gogo Florist.

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