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Special Meals and Ideas for Any Special Day

Updated on March 25, 2012

Inexpensive Meals for Her or Him

What do you have planned for your special someone on their Birthday,Valentine’s Day, of for your special someone? Despite all the fuss over what to get your partner or loved one, they will more than appreciate your expression of love through your works, make your own cards and personalize them according to the person, spend time having a family/couple fun day, take a carriage ride, bake cookies or a cake to decorate yourself. You don’t have to go all out for your special woman, they value the time, attention, and priceless moments. You can pamper your valentine with a meal, test out the saying,”the way to the heart is through the stomach”, this applies to both men and women. After all, who doesn’t like a great home-cooked meal?

Additional tips:

Compliment the meal with a glass of red wine.

Decorate the table with a red tablecloth and the area with roses, soft lightening, candles, and a soft music.

For your woman, a hot bath with bath salts, bubbles and roses petals, including dark lighting and candles.

For your man, sexy dress with something red underneath and chocolate syrup to explore with.

Two Great Meals for Your Special Someone

For Her or Him

Boneless Honey Chicken

What you need

Slow Cooker

3 lbs. of boneless chicken (if a different piece of chicken is preferred, substitute)

Salt and Pepper

2 cups honey

1 cups soy sauce

½-cup ketchup

¼-cup oil

3-tablespoon garlic powder

Sesame seeds (optional)


Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towel. Sprinkle chicken with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place chicken on a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 15 mins. for boneless, 20 mins. for bone in chicken and larger pieces, 10 mins. on each side or until brown.

Place the chicken into the Crock pot/slow cooker.

To make your sauce, combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oil and garlic powder in bowl. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on Low 2 1/2-4 hours or on High for 1-1/2 hours. Garnish with sesame seeds, if desired. Serve with broccoli and serve over rice or red potatoes.

Easy Meal or Side Dish

Potato Salad Stack-Up

What you need

1-quart chopped cooked potato

2-cups cooked peas

2-6 ½-oz. can tuna drained, flaked

½-teaspoon dill weed

3-cups shredded iceberg lettuce

2-cups chopped tomato

2-cups chopped cucumber Dill Sauce


Combine potato and peas. Toss tuna with dell weed. Layer lettuce, potato mixture, tomato, tuna mixture and cucumber in 3 ½ quart salad bowl. Top with 1 ½ cups Dill Sauce. Cover; chill. Serve with remaining Dill Sauce.

Dill Sauce

1-cup Miracle Whip salad dressing

1-cup dairy sour cream

½-cup milk

¼-cup chopped dill pickle

¼-cup green onion slices

½-teaspoon dry mustard

Combine ingredients’ mix well.

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Dessert for Your Special Someone

Now that you have your lunch/dinner, what’s for dessert. How about Cream Cheese Clouds. Desserts can be the highlight of any romantic lunch/dinner. The dessert adds excitement and mystery of the remaining night. Do not be mistaken, males as well as females enjoy a tasty dessert. In fact males like desserts if not just as much as females, more than. Since guys are visual persons, take advantage of the visuals you can use to enhance the meal and dessert. Males are naturally attracted to red due to the fact it is a natural color of arousal for males of the mammals and animal species. For this sweet tasty treat you can use strawberries, cherries, or raspberries. Pour out all your love when cooking a dinner and dessert for your special someone and enjoy your day together.

Cream Cheese Clouds

What you need

1-8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

½-cup powdered sugar

¼-teaspoon vanilla extract

1-cup heavy cream

1 can cherry pie or real strawberry filling chopped nut (optional)


Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla at medium speed on electric mixer. Gradually add heavy cream; mix well. Whip until thickened. Using the back of a spoon, shape into 3 ½ inch shells-there should be ten. Place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Freeze two hours or overnight.

When ready to serve, fill with cherry/strawberry pie filling. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top if desired.

Fun Ideas

Fun ideas with Your Special Someone

  • Make it a game night with the family with finger foods and heart shaped cookies for dessert.
  • How about serenading your special someone with a old love song.
  • Instead of cooking foods that need a spoon and fork, make foods that can be easy to pick up and feed to each other, like your red fruits like strawberries dipped in chocolate/whipped cream, red apples with caramel, or raspberries.
  • Dinners that enhance the moment can be fun, such as meals with clams, shrimp, lobster, bread sticks with dipping sauces, or chicken tenders with dipping sauces.
  • Reminisce about the special time and fun times you two have had while sipping some sparkling grape juice and looking through photographs.


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    • Browneesorchids profile image

      Browneesorchids 5 years ago from United States

      That is incorporated in this hub, thank you.

    • NatalieSack profile image

      NatalieSack 5 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      I love the idea for this hub, and I think your writing is good. However, even though candlelit dinners and bubble baths are tried and true Valentine's moves, they are not "out of the box" ideas. How about having that candlelit dinner with no utensils? Feeding someone with your hands can be sensual. Or maybe using that karaoke machine gathering dust in the corner (or the video game Rock Band)to serenade your loved one? Neither of these would cost anything.

    • Browneesorchids profile image

      Browneesorchids 5 years ago from United States

      Thank you for taking the time to read it. It was my pleasure.

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      A James Rodi 5 years ago

      Great tips, and the meal sound delicious, especially the Potato Salad Stack Up! Voting it Up and interesting.

      Thanks for sharing Browneesorchids.