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Best Valentine's Dinner?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by whitetiger7653, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. whitetiger7653

    whitetiger7653 NRA Life Member

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    I need ideas for Valentine's dinner. Normally, every year we just go out like everyone else. But this year I asked and the roommate said I should cook and the SO agreed, since we are tired of always going out every year.

    So I'm trying to think of what to cook. Classic Italian like chicken Parmesan, steak and potatoes, or something else. Any ideas?

    We like just about everything no absolute favorites. I can cook just about anything with good directions.
     
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    Green eggs and ham
     

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    This is a capital idea. While I'm not much of a cook, the rare times I've cooked for a woman always got me one hell of a dessert. HH
     
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    Swordfish, salad, and a veggie are good.
     
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    Whatever you cook, make sure is something that requires a long process. For some reason, girls dig that. I guess they figure you went thru all that trouble just for her, which makes her feel more special, than if you just order take out chinese.:supergrin:

    My better half's favorite dish is "carnitas de puerco" in green sauce, with side dishes of mexican rice and refried beans with "chorizo". So I do everything from scratch which is a long and tedious process and she knows that, so it makes her the most happy.:supergrin:
     
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    Smoked chicken pesto fusilli, pan seared garlic bread, proscuitto wrapped baked asparagus with a balsamic drizzle, caesar salad (fresh dressing not bottled garbage, including anchovie paste or filets). Fresh bruschetta appetizer, good red wine and straight up ny cheesecake.

    That or Mad Dog and Velveeta
     
  7. whitetiger7653

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    Now that is what I'm looking for...mac and cheese and beer. :rofl::rofl:

    Keep them coming, they all sound good so far.
     
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    Taking advantage of the two day Valentine's Day dinner at the Blue Owl in historic Kimmswick, Missouri on the banks of the Mighty Missisippi River.
     
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    Do something different so she appreciates the effort.

    Option 1:
    - appetizers/finger food and wine while you are finishing dinner
    - small salad
    - rack of lamb, with some sides of your choice
    - Tiramisu for dessert, with some coffee and Bailey's


    Rack of lamb is easy. Tiramisu is not easy but not hard, either.


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    Option 2:
    - do something ethnic, especially if you have an ethnic friend who can help you with a dry-run dinner.
     
  10. whitetiger7653

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    I like lamb but she's not a big fan. Thanks for the Tiramisu tip I think that will be dessert. Any more tips for apps and entree plus wine pairings.
     
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    How about surf & turf? Two bacon-wrapped fillet medallions and split a lobster tail. If that's over the top, maybe use pan seared sea scallops or a crab salad instead of lobster. I'm not a expert, but I'd do a red wine with this (although I can drink any wine with any food). Side it with some greens; roasted asparagus, roasted bell peppers and potatoes, or whatever - easy, peezy.

    Maybe creamy garlic goat cheese with gourmet crackers for appetizers.

    This thread is making me hungry, and I just ate dinner. :eat:
     
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    How 'bout a nice Pizza w/ Chianti??

    And, you can stick a candle in the bottle when you're done.. :wavey:
     
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    Mac and Cheese shells with a 6 pack of NewCastle?
     
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    Ya need sumthin PINK, man!! :rofl:

    It for Valentine's Day!!

    You know.. the Hallmark Holiday between Feb 13 and Feb 15..
     
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    Prime rib (please don't overcook), baked potatoe, salad. Always a hit if done right.
     
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    you mean you make plans 2 weeks in advance?
     
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    I have to have time to plan and pick the items, buy necessary cooking tools if needed, then time to practice at least once. Plus I'm a procrastinator.
     
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    I didn't know Valentine's Day was a Religous Holiday.. :rofl:
     
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    Drive to Bern's in Tampa. EOC!