Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day Dinner with my Sweetheart

He got an invitation to come to a candlelit dinner at his own home on Valentine's Day.  He was to be home at 5:30 sharp.  My husband, my lover, my best friend, and my sweetheart walked in the door and was escorted to the den on the arm of his wife where he found a warm fire blazing and a table set for two complete with red tablecloth, roses for the centerpiece, and a single candle burning.  Soft classical music played in the background.  A Valentine card was there at his place.

The dinner started with a cherry tomato salad, made with soft green lettuce, mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, and all drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  A bottle of non-alcoholic grape juice was the drink of the evening.  And yes, even without alcohol, it was intoxicating.

The main course consisted of brown and wild rice and creole chicken patties with creole sauce.

Dessert was chocolate bread pudding baked in separate ramekins and topped with a dollop of whipped cream.  It was without a doubt the best bread pudding he and I have ever shared and the perfect ending to a perfect meal.  And a perfect Valentine evening.

If you would like the recipes for any of these delicious dishes, please email me.  It was the perfect romantic dinner for two people and easy on the budget too!

This is how the table looked when we were finished!  Yes, the tablecloth is wrinkled, there was no time for ironing!!


2 comments:

Kayte said...

What a sweet wife you are to do all this and make it such a special evening! Very pretty and the description was very seductive...just perfect for Valentine's Day!

Kayte said...

What a sweet wife you are to do all this and make it such a special evening! Very pretty and the description was very seductive...just perfect for Valentine's Day!