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Old 01-19-2009, 11:02 AM
 
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I want this day to be special. I want to make really nice lunch for my hubby. I was wondering what should I cook, how should I set the table and what to wear! I am feeling lost.

Any ideas how I can make this day special? What are you all doing on this day?
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'm so impressed you're planning early for this!
So every Valentine's Day I make a Rachael Ray recipe I absolutely love for dessert. Super easy and delicious. It looks fancy, but all you need is a blender and a few minutes. I do chill it for several hours, just to make sure it's solid.
Decadent Duo for Decadent Duos: Chocolate Cups with Whipped Cream Recipe : Rachael Ray : Food Network
No real ideas for the rest of your questions, but that's a go-to easy impressive dessert. Yum!
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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My hubby has made an indoor picnic for me on V-day before.

It was really nice.

He decorated the area we ate in artistically with candles and flowers, and offered a variety of tasty prepared foods: cheeses, crackers, baguette, lemon-artichoke pesto, fruit, etc. Dessert of course, from the bakery.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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I'm so impressed you're planning early for this!
So every Valentine's Day I make a Rachael Ray recipe I absolutely love for dessert. Super easy and delicious. It looks fancy, but all you need is a blender and a few minutes. I do chill it for several hours, just to make sure it's solid.
Decadent Duo for Decadent Duos: Chocolate Cups with Whipped Cream Recipe : Rachael Ray : Food Network
No real ideas for the rest of your questions, but that's a go-to easy impressive dessert. Yum!

Thanks very much for this! Unfortunatly, i am unable to open the link...I am wondering if its because of any fire walls?
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Thanks very much for this! Unfortunatly, i am unable to open the link...I am wondering if its because of any fire walls?
Hmmm...if you go to Food Network - Easy Recipes, Healthy Eating Ideas and Chef Recipe Videos : Food Network and in the search bar type chocolate cups, you should be able to find it. Sorry for the broken link!
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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If you both like seafood and garlic how about a delicious shrimp scampi and linquine, salad, great wine, chocolates.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Grilled Portobello and Filet Mignon with Boursin Cheese - Allrecipes

Something like that would be nice. There aren't too many ingredients either. I saw another similar recipe but the steak was served over lobster mashed potatoes. Or, you could toss a few pieces of lump crabmeat on top. Serve a salad or green vegetable on the side.

Offer a nice glass of wine; it doesn't have to be world class. Have some mineral water or a small pitcher if ice water on hand.

Setting the table - keep it simple.

http://www.thedinnerpartyplanningsit...ul-tables.html

Buy some good napkins; get at least four. One for the lap, one for the mouth.

My husband is not a dessert eater, but if your guy is, just try to target the correct kind. Does he like creamy, like cheesecake, or chocolate, perhaps light desserts featuring fruit. You could always go to a good bakery and get an assortment of one bite desserts. If you have all day, offer a dessert drink: Asti, Cognac, whatever.

What to wear? Something without a lot of buttons.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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When you said "lunch," I automatically thought of a brunch type of food--eggs benedict with a side of asparagus, very easy to prepare and very good. You could have mimosas (orange juice/champagne) to get in the mood. As far as what to wear, I agree with Gerania.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:37 PM
 
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I want this day to be special. I want to make really nice lunch for my hubby. I was wondering what should I cook, how should I set the table and what to wear! I am feeling lost.

Any ideas how I can make this day special? What are you all doing on this day?
Just so I can answer accurately, you mean the mid day meal and not the evening meal correct? If it is lunch (mid day meal), does your hubby have to go to work afterwards or will be be staying home afterwards?
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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The gift you choose depends on your hubby's interest. It is a time for flowers, nice dinners. As the saying goes, "The best way to a man's heart is through his stomach. I too am going to cook for my man and looking for another simple Valentine gift for him ... maybe leather bracelet or an iPod.
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