"Sweetie" Valentine Daytime Date Option:
Spend the afternoon at a local museum, ice skating, or matinee movie with a special lunch for your sweetie.
- Bake: That morning or night before, bake cookies, cupcakes, or a pie. Think easy - chocolate chip, chocolate cupcakes with fun frosting, or apple pie.
- Prepare a panini sandwich lunch. You don't need a fancy panini maker. Take day-old bread, brush with olive oil. Between the bread add sliced apples, sliced cheese, and turkey lunch meat and a bit of honey mustard. Cook on a medium high skillet until brown on both sides, flipping once. Make sure the cheese is melted. Serve with a cup of tomato soup (it's red after all!)
- Serve the lunch before you leave for your date.
- Personalize a blank card with a message from the heart.
- Head out for your fun activity. Why not make it a surprise!
"Honey" Valentine Evening Date Option:
Spend an evening with a relaxing massage, dinner & dessert by a fire. (It's still winter in most places, so staying inside for the night is really cozy!)
- Massage your honey. Set up candles, use some oil and give your honey a relaxing massage.
- Give them a nice card with a personal message.
- Serve a simple dinner and enjoy dessert
- Relax with some wine and music or a movie by a fire.
- Dinner: Roast Chicken with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli with french bread
- Wine of your choice (think Viognier, Chardonnay, or sparkling wine)
- Brownies with sliced strawberries for dessert
- Bottle of wine
- Bread loaf of choice
- Cooked rotisserie chicken
- Yellow Potatoes (2 lbs)
- Broccoli bunch
- Sour cream
- Brownie mix
- Can whipped cream
- Chill the wine.
- Bake brownies in the morning. While brownies are baking, wash strawberries. Slice and put in the fridge.
- Preheat oven to "warm" setting. Put precooked chicken in a baking dish and reheat while cooking the rest of meal.
- Add water to a medium pot and put heat on high to boil (for broccoli)
- Peel, chop potatoes and put into a medium pot, filled with water just over the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook until fork-tender (15-20 mins).
- While potatoes are coming to a boil, wash broccoli and cut into florets.
- Your pot of water for the broccoli should be boiling. Drop florets into the water and cook until bright green (3-5 mins). Drain. Do not overcook. It will continue to cook. Add a bit of salt, pepper, and butter to taste and put the lid on the pot to stay warm.
- Drain potatoes and add back into the hot pot. Use potato masher and mash the potatoes. Add 1 tbs of butter, 1/4 cup of sour cream, salt and pepper to taste, and milk until you get the potatoes consistency that you prefer.
- Pull chicken out of the oven and carve.
- Slice bread and serve with olive oil or butter.
- Serve the chicken, mashed potatoes, and broccoli.
- For dessert, serve up the brownies with sliced strawberries and top with whipped cream.
This meal will be fast and easy to make and you don't have to be a fancy chef to make it for your honey.