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Old 05-27-2006, 01:54 AM   #1
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Anniversary dinner?

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I am new to the forum, first post.

My girlfriend and I are coming up on our 2 year anniversary...well 2 years this time of year.... and I want to have a candle lit "picnic" on the beach. Last year we went to the Melting Pot for the anniversary...that was nice, but I want something more romantic this time.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can prepare that is classy but still able to be eatin as it it were a picnic?

Thanks
John

...I hope I put this in the right forum.

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Old 05-27-2006, 09:57 AM   #2
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Start by telling us wehat she likes to eat. A romantic dinner must be made up of things she likes.
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Food she likes and lots of kissing and hand holding.
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Old 05-27-2006, 02:51 PM   #4
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hmmm

she likes food..period.

I was thinking some sort of panini, since eating with utensils might be difficult, or maybe somethat that only one utensil is needed for, like some pasta (only a fork...for the most part needed).


She likes viniger based things as well...maybe something like a red cabage saled or something.


any suggestions now?....

thanks for the replies already!

john
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Old 05-27-2006, 03:08 PM   #5
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Your ideas sound good to me. Panini, maybe a cold pasta salad with rotini and her favorite veggies mixed in and create some sort of olive/canola oil and balsamic dressing. I can give you a recipe for Italian macaroni salad if you like, just let me know and then I can post it in the pasta forum. As for the candles on the beach, they may blow out, so maybe if you could get one of those torches that you stick in the ground, that may not blow out from the wind. Of course a nice bottle of wine, if she likes wine that is. Maybe some chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert?
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Old 05-27-2006, 03:56 PM   #6
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chocolate dipped strawberies!!!..genious. She loves those.

anyone have any panini ideas?



or anythign else I can put with this ..

so far its a panini, cold pasta dish, and chocolate dipped strawberries.

thanks!
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Old 05-27-2006, 04:13 PM   #7
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Use any fillings you like, but I thought this idea was great for a picnic. You basically take your fillings and crusty bread and cut into bite size sandwiches and put them on a kabob, and in between each bite size, it suggests a pickled type pepper or olive (since she likes things with vinegar, she might like that).


http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci..._28796,00.html
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Old 05-28-2006, 12:38 AM   #8
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hmmm really good idea....

thanks again
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Old 05-28-2006, 12:43 AM   #9
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A muffaletta is a very good thing to make ahead also. A round crusty loaf with meats, cheeses, veggies and dressings that she likes. It can be made ahead and cut into wedges on the spot...everything in one sandwich.
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:24 PM   #10
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Lots of great ideas. But if you're in picnic mode, sometimes really simple is best. Two or three cheeses, a couple of meats, some fruit. Wine. Most important for this is really good bread. Put it in a basket and take her to a romantic location. If you're determined to cook something and still want a picnic feeling, take an entire head of garlic and one lemon, stuff into a chicken, rub with olive oil, S&P, and roast. Good cold.
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