Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Are you planning to blow loads of $$$ as a token of you love? Will you go to a five star restaurant?
The Beatles once sang “Can’t Buy me Love”, but these days it seems Valentine’s Day is all about buying more and more and more.
Here’s an idea that should keep you in budget, gastronomically pleased, and even more in love:
Instead of spending time together consuming dinner at an expensive restaurant tonight, spend the day together and prepare a tasty dinner yourself.
Start the day off preparing your menu by scanning recipes on the gorgeously designed Foodily search engine. Look for recipes with purportedly aphrodisiac ingredients including oysters, figs, asparagus, and honey (see full list here). Don’t forget a good bottle of wine (There are some great tasting wines at less than $15 a bottle).
Instead of your regular supermarket, find a specialty store in your area, or go to Whole Foods Market and wander about, soaking up the scents and sights of fine foods for inspiration.
Weather permitting, instead of driving consider a brisk walk to the grocery store.
Once back home, plan the food preparation so that both of you are in the kitchen together, even if only of you is the dominant cook of the house. Make sure you have great music playing in the background.
Once the preparations are over, don’t forget to dress up both the dining room table and yourselves before serving up your romantic, candle light dinner.
You can thank us tomorrow
What are your creative ideas for today?