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Last-Minute Ideas for Valentine's Day

Last Minute Valentine's Day
Before your love realizes that you havent prepared for Valentine's Day, here are some fast, fun ways to celebrate with only last minute attention required.
By Scaron

 

Today’s Valentine’s Day. Before your love realizes that you haven’t prepared, here are some fast, fun ways to celebrate – with only last-minute attention required.

Make a Special Valentine’s Drink


Anyone can open a bottle of wine, and that can be special. But how about a fabulous cocktail instead? A Cinnamon Caramel Apple Martini or a Chocolate Indulgence Martini would be awesome.



Toss Together a Few Fabulous Appetizers


Appetizers are a must when you are having a special dinner, and it makes them more special when you whip them up yourself. Something like Bruschetta with Gorgonzola and Honey (I’ve had it! DELISH!) or a traditional Bruschetta is a great way to start. Or how about some fabulous Caramelized Chili Shrimp?



Order In From Your Favorite Place


We don’t eat out a lot anymore – mostly because when the budget tightened years ago, I started cooking more and fell in love with cooking. But when we celebrate as a couple, I hate having to cook. Sometimes it’s nice to have someone else do the stirring, roasting and plating. So, ordering in can be a tremendous treat.

Why order in and not go out? Well, for starters, it’s Valentine’s Day and you are unlikely to get a table anywhere without an awful wait. But more importantly, it allows you a special intimacy in your home. Put out a fresh tablecloth and set the table for two. Then, light some candles and serve your favorite restaurant meals … on your best plates, of course.



Whip Up Something Chocolaty


Now for dessert. Yes, you could get takeout for that too … but making a dessert makes it seem like you were prepared. And some fabulous ones only take minutes to whip up.  Here are a few deliciously easy ideas:



Now, what are you waiting for? Hit the grocery store for supplies and some flowers for the table, and prepare a speedy, last-minute feast for your love!

Happy Valentine's Day!


 

Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.



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