I am a firm believer that the way to any one’s heart is through their stomach. Everyone has to eat and it’s more fun to dine in good company than alone. Next time you send or received dinner invitations, check out these, meal ideas. We think these are great, especially for a romantic dinner for two. Cooking for two is fun and exciting. Even if you don’t know your way around the kitchen, you can still pull off an impressive meal.
The most basic rule is to keep it simple. Don’t go crazy and try and make the feast of the millennium. Food that is well cooked and well presented doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Stick to the basics. Offer some munchies to start. A nice cheese and fruit plate, veggies and a light dip or even a crusty bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar are all easy and to prepare.
Main course ideas:
Stir fry. Stir fry is a good way to go because all the veggies, meat and noodles can be in one dish and, it, doesn’t really need any side dishes.
Pasta. If you opt for pasta, skip the heavy sauce. It’s an inexpensive way to get a great filling meal. Pair it with a nice green salad and some good crusty bread and you’ll have a delicious meal.
Roasted Chicken. Sounds intimidating but it really isn’t. It’ so easy. You can also pair this with a nice, green salad or some roasted vegetables.
Salads. A nice green or Caesar salad will compliment most any meal. But you can also do salad as a main course.
Roasted Vegetables. Roasting, vegetables is so easy and it really brings out their flavors. Try this yummy mix of roasted vegetables or choose one or two of your favorites. Drizle with olive oil season and roast. It’s so easy!. .
Grilled Fruit. You can do this indoors with a grill pan and, just about any fruit you like. Try peaches, plums and pineapple.
Now we come to dessert. Since I am not a baker, I say take the pressure off and , leave it to the pros. Most grocery stores have beautiful bakery items and offer smaller cakes or cake slices so you don’t have to have a cake for 8 when you only need one for 2. If you want to make it look somewhat homemade, try, making chocolate covered strawberries, or take a store bought angel food and add, berries (thaw frozen berries and let them sit in a little sugar before serving if you don’t have fresh. ), If you are a baker, then by all means make something delicious. Try one of these quick and easy dessert recipes.
Bon Appetite! Enjoy your romantic date and have fun while cooking for two! Check out more dating tips from PurpleTrail.com.