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Oh, the season of love is almost here. I’m a hopeless romantic who basically watches too many rom-coms and rewatched Gilmore Girls few too many times. In real life, though none of my romantic wishes come true. So. this year I thought it would be nice to have a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day, which is why I create this Easy Valentine’s Day Menu.
Okay, so Fabian and I have been together for almost 5 years now and we have never celebrated Valentine’s Day. In his defense, Valentine’s Day is not something they celebrate in his country. Romanticism isn’t in his cultural-DNA. Then comes the issue of practicality. Our 1st year together we were in the middle of moving to a new home together, the 2nd year I think we just forgot, the 3rd year we just moved to Curaçao and were settling in our new home, the 4th year we were moving to another house, again, and now we are the 5th year. Shall the 5th be different? Nops, because we are planning to move, AGAIN! Why do we move so much and why always around the same time? Nonetheless, all moving aside, I still want to take time a celebrate Valentine’s Day together.
I feel that as 20-something were always running around chasing something: a new home, a career, or whatever new adventure. Taking little time to soak in and enjoy the now. So, this year I promised Fabian that we will do something special, just the two of us. I was thinking maybe having dinner at the beach during sunset or just cooking something delicious at home.
Since my goal is to inspire you to also enjoy these little moments I decided to create a special and easy Valentine’s Day Menu. Every moment is a time to celebrate, right?! So, this whole 3-course pretty easy valentine’s day menu can be prepared before dinner, so you won’t be spending too much time in the kitchen. The dessert is a creation of a fellow blogger, Baking a Moment. I had some problem making the crème brûlée, though, because I couldn’t get a suitable sugar for the brûlée (fine sugar). Also, add a full layer of sugar but don’t make it too thick. To make it even fancier, set the table with a romantic touch (you can some inspiration on my Pinterest Tablescape board) and print the menu and place it on the table—like on the plates.
I designed a romantic menu for you to use. Just follow this link to the Canva template. If you’re making all the dishes, then the only thing you need to do is change the name in the header. Change the Omaily and the Fabian to your name and your partner’s name.
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Parmesan & Herb Oil Dip
I shared this recipe recently with you. The first time I made it at home was during a semi-romantic inner, so I found it only fitting to use this recipe for creating a 3-course Valentine’s Day menu. It’s a delicious easy appetizer with a touch of fancy.
Mozzarella Ravioli with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
If you check out my latest recipe—this ravioli recipe to be specific—you’ll know that, while I didn’t initially make it as Valentine’s Dinner, I immediately thought it would be well suited for a romantic dinner. It’s something different then what you would eat every day, but not too special that you would be spending a whole day in the kitchen or too special that your partner wouldn’t eat it.
Chocolate Crème Brûlée
Okay, I’m going to be honest here. I had a few fail attempts making chocolate crème brûlée but that is all on me and my incompetence and not on the actual recipe. However, even my failed crème brûlée’s were exquisite. The rich chocolate taste was amazing. Add the seeds of 10 pods of cardamom into a pestle and mortar and grind it to a powder. Mix it into the chocolate mixture and will have basically an orgasm going on in your mouth. Talk about sexy-time! Also, excuse my dirty mouth.
I do have to say, again, that you should make sure to have the right sugar and Google or Youtube how to do the brûlée and practice and test the recipe beforehand (all the recipes actually).