Ideally, a romantic Valentine's Day dinner will be prepared by one spouse for the other. The sweet surprise of opening the front door after a long day of work seeing candles and smelling the sweet aroma of a home cooked meal, is a lovely way to spend V-Day. But for those couples that don't have the time to cook an amazing surprise meal, here are some ideas for creating a Valentine’s Day Dinner at home, together.
It's February 14th, and you and your partner have decided against a night out. If it's a work night, you'll have about 2 hours before you get hungry. Good thing the work of two beats the work of one. Depending upon your fridge situation, you might need to take a trip to the grocery store. When you arrive, it's best to divide and conquer. Have one person prepare the food, and the other can prepare the bedroom.
If you are the cook, find a great bottle of wine. This is the time to splurge for something really nice to enjoy with your sweetheart. Buy whipped cream, strawberries, cheese, fruit, and a bunch of desserts. Live like kids for a night, and forget the food groups. You can always help feed your partner as you ignite the flame of romance.
If you are the decorator, head towards the flower isle and get two-dozen roses. You'll also want candles, scented or unscented, depending on preference. The idea is to pluck the petals off the roses and place them all over the bed. You might place the petals in the shape of a heart, or your initials (i.e. D + L). Instead of light bulbs, use enough candles to light the room dimly. However, remember that the most important part of Valentines Day is to show affection and appreciate the love you share.