Happy Valentine’s Day!
Whatever you’re doing today I hope you’re feeling the love. I don’t know about you but I’m pretty good at leaving things until the last minute. I didn’t plan my Valentine’s dinner menu until last night (but it’s going to be fantastic!) and have some serious cooking to do today. If you’re in the same boat but still looking for inspiration, I’ve put together a few menu suggestions to help you out. There’s one in there for the more kitchen-challenged readers too.
Menu One – the easy but professional looking menu
This menu is super simple but will be sure to wow your special someone.
This recipe is seriously easy to make but it looks and tastes fantastic. You can serve it with whatever you like and it takes just a few simple ingredients and about 5 minutes prep time.
The dessert requires no cooking at all – just assembly. How could you resist as dessert with ‘passionate’ in the name on Valentine’s Day?
Menu Two – the menu for really hot weather/health conscious
This menu can be served cold or at room temperature – perfect for the late summer that has finally arrived here in Queensland. The lasagna is super healthy and I like to think of the pavlova as moderately healthy seeing as it has fruit and yoghurt in it (that makes it healthy right?).
This is pretty quick to throw together but seriously tasty. It can be served hot, cold or at room temperature.
I could talk about this pavlova forever. It’s so so so very good.
Menu three – the extra effort menu (but not too much)
This recipe is full of flavour and not too heavy. Most of the effort is in the prep work then you can have time to set a romantic table while it’s all cooking.
I had to throw in a chocolate recipe for Valentine’s Day. Love screams chocolate to me. Years of being bombarded with advertisements has obviously conditioned me to think this way.
I hope I’ve provided a bit of inspiration for you. Whatever you are doing tonight, have a wonderful night and enjoy your meal!
ps If anyone needs any help with a recipe email, tweet or Faccebook me. I’m happy to help.