Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentines Day Menu 2011

Every year as the days start to get a littttle longer, I start to get a litttttle bitter knowing that Valentines Day is just around the corner. No it's not because I am usually single on the so-called "holiday", but because I'm one of the firm believers that Valentines Day is merely a Hallmark Card holiday that reenforces dangerous social constructions. Despite my distaste for the day, I do enjoy any occasion that calls for a special meal. Valentines Day is a great excuse pull out some of your favourite dishes to either impress a loved one or indulge yourself in! Here is my Valentines Day Menu that is sure to knock your honey's socks off...and maybe even more!

While you're finishing up the final touches on the meal, you'll want to give your honey a little something to snack on. My Cheaters Handbook Rosemary Focaccia Bread is perfect for this. Store-bought pizza dough makes this savory bread super simple and quick to prepare.
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High on flavour, low on time and effort. All this snack takes to prepare is a quick assembly.

Creamy and crunchy, sweet and savory, this salad is packed with complementing textures and flavours to get your lovers taste buds warmed up. Skip the onions to make this more Valentine's Day friendly.
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Just like the Fig and Goat Cheese Salad, this salad has those same fantastic complementing textures and flavours. If you're on a budget this salad is the better option, as tomatoes are much more affordable than fresh figs, while still giving you that contrasting sweetness from the balsamic.
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Worried about getting salad caught in your teeth? A soup is a great option to start your meal with. The comforting aspect of the soup will help to relax your partner, not to mention warm them up from the February cold.

Striking in both appearance and flavour this is a knockout dish that is sure to get you some major action later! Don't be intimidated by the appearance, this is actually a pretty simple dish to make. If you want to make this entree more filling, rest the chicken and sauce on a bed of egg noodles.
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If you're looking for a lighter option to keep you energized for the rest of your night, seafood is the way to go. With its sweet and sticky maple glaze, this salmon has a ton of flavour, will leave you feeling satisfied, and is once again crazy simple and quick to prepare.

This is a good 'ol standby that you can do no wrong with. Not only is it the perfect dish to satisfy any sweet tooth, it is also very sensual in the way the ooey gooey chocolate in the centre of the cake oozes out into a pool of rich chocolate onto your plate.
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Think molten chocolate cakes are overdone? These crepes will surely surprise your lover with its beautiful presentation and unique flavours. This is a great option as you can prepare each part of the crepe in advance and because it's so light, you'll still feel pumped for more Valentine's Day fun!

Listening To:
Skinny Love - Bon Iver

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1 comment:

daniel said...

amazing menu! now let's just hope no guys choose to use figs on 2 different dishes...