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A Romantic Valentines Day Dinner

Updated on January 20, 2014

The Short and Practical Guide for a Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner

There's nothing more romantic than a custom Valentine's Day meal for your significant other.

Although going to a posh restaurant for a romantic dinner has become tradition for some couples, staying in and cooking the meal yourself says a lot about the lengths you will go through to make the moment more special than it already is.

Start with the mood

Lighting is key. Dim the lights, or use mood lighting for added flair. If you are having dinner outdoors, candles lining the footpath to where the table is as well as hanging lanterns or lights will give the place a cozy and romantic feel.

Have music piping through speakers for a subtle acoustic background. Scents can also help you achieve the romantic mood you are going for, so light a candle or use an aromatherapy diffuser to make sure that the space smells good all around.

Finally, have drinks ready to keep your SO occupied while you get the last minute preparations done.

Choose easy-to-prepare meals

You will be surprised to know that's there's hundreds of easy yet romantic dishes that you can prepare without too much effort especially if you prepare them ahead of time.

Broiled oysters with seasoning and cream and butter on top will make a great appetizer.

If you are planning on serving something spicy, lemon chicken is a great recipe that is easy to make and will definitely add some tasty zing to your meal.

Pasta is a no-brainer since you can make it minutes. and the choice of sauces and spices that you can add can turn any boring pasta dish from drab to fab.

Make dessert the pièce de résistance by bringing out chocolate mousse that you have prepared yourself, or a mint chocolate pie with white chocolate hearts sticking out from the top.

TIP: Recipes that have honey as the main ingredients will also work great and you get your dose of Vitamin B to boot!

Final words

To make your meal choices easier, take time to know what his or her favorite dishes are and make them for this dinner.

Not only will this show that you are really paying attention, it's also one great way to show that you are willing to slave for hours in the kitchen just to make him or her feel like the most special person in the world on Valentine's Day.

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      hbruhn 4 years ago

      @ColettaTeske: Enjoy :)

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      hbruhn 4 years ago

      @Zeross4: Thanks... I hope you enjoy the day :)

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      ColettaTeske 4 years ago

      The oysters sound good!

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      Renee Dixon 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Wonderful ideas, I would definitely enjoy this. I also love it when my partner and I can cook a meal together, that's always a lot of fun!

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      hbruhn 4 years ago

      @Elsie Hagley: Thank you very much, and you too :)

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice ideas here, as you say"staying in and cooking the meal yourself says a lot about the lengths you will go to" I believe in that also. Happy Valentine Day to everyone reading this.