|Be My Valentine|
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Happy Valentine's Day!
Being creative with dinner can be expressed in menu selection, where the meal is consumed, time of the meal and of course the atmosphere. Do something special. Setting the table with the good china, cloth napkins, and fresh flowers on the table and or candles is expected. Something out of the ordinary would show that you have put a little thought into making dinner special. One of my clients’s had props set up in his living room to create an Arabian night’s theme; another client did a Romance in the City theme in the enclosed patio using lights and a back drop. With both themes the client’s and their partners dressed the parts of their themes. Some couples may schedule a photographer, massage therapist or violinist, classical guitar musician.
If you choose a theme the menu can be center around that theme. In general this is a day to treat yourself to something special that you may not regular include in your diet. On the other hand it can be a day to serve a heart healthy menu to express love.
Traditional in many areas of the United States entrees for Valentine’s dinner are Lobster, Filet Mignon or Shrimp. Aphrodisiacs are purposely included many menus for Valentine’s Day. Here is a list to use to create a menu in which any dietary requirements could be met.