"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Special Events Planning & Holiday Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-08-2009, 06:00 AM   #11
Head Chef
 
Toots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 1,580
KE- that past looks amazing. I've never tried risotto but now this thread has got me thinking about trying a seafood risotto for Valentines Day. I would probably make chocolate mousse or individual molten chocolate lava cakes for dessert or maybe chocolate dipped strawberries with a flourless chocolate torte. I take my chocolate dessert seriously on Valentine's Day.
__________________

__________________
Toots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 09:43 AM   #12
Cook
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Orygun
Posts: 96
Indian is one ethnic food she is not wild about. Nice blog, I fwd'd it along to my veg-head.
__________________

__________________
Computers let you make more mistakes faster than any other invention in human history, with the possible exception of handguns and tequilla.
Porthand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 12:44 PM   #13
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toots View Post
KE- that past looks amazing. I've never tried risotto but now this thread has got me thinking about trying a seafood risotto for Valentines Day. I would probably make chocolate mousse or individual molten chocolate lava cakes for dessert or maybe chocolate dipped strawberries with a flourless chocolate torte. I take my chocolate dessert seriously on Valentine's Day.
Risotto is NOT difficult. You just have to know when it's done and don't rush things. Find a basic recipe and go from there. The only difference in MY basic recipe to this version is mine always includes lemon zest. You can then add different things. Sometimes I will use red wine and braise some radicchio to add to it at the end. I have used peas (not canned peas, but, frozen), seafoods, cut up asparagus...truly, the list is endless.
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 01:07 PM   #14
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
I hate going out for Valentine's Day as well, but I also want to keep it simple, but festive. So every year I just go out & splurge on 2 of the biggest lobsters I can find, boil 'em up, & serve them with melted lemon butter, shoestring fries, & a nice green salad. Usually start off with some type of seafood appetizer first, & finish with something rich & chocolatey. Works for us.
__________________
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 01:42 PM   #15
Sous Chef
 
vyapti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 871
Send a message via Yahoo to vyapti
Someone on another board suggested personal pizzas. You could prepare the ingredients ahead of time, then make them together and eat 15 min later.
__________________
myveggiekitchen.blogspot.com
vyapti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 02:07 PM   #16
Cook
 
Saraaaaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 76
Haven't decided what to do with valentine dinner yet.. oops. is that bad? now I am a bit worried..
__________________
Saraaaaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 02:15 PM   #17
Cook
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Orygun
Posts: 96
Valentine's Dinner

Quote:
Originally Posted by Saraaaaa View Post
Haven't decided what to do with valentine dinner yet.. oops. is that bad? now I am a bit worried..
Ah, less than an hour til meal time and THEN I'd start to worry.
__________________
Computers let you make more mistakes faster than any other invention in human history, with the possible exception of handguns and tequilla.
Porthand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 02:22 PM   #18
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Uncle Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Small Town Mississippi
Posts: 17,392
Quote:
Originally Posted by BreezyCooking View Post
I hate going out for Valentine's Day as well, but I also want to keep it simple, but festive. So every year I just go out & splurge on 2 of the biggest lobsters I can find, boil 'em up, & serve them with melted lemon butter, shoestring fries, & a nice green salad. Usually start off with some type of seafood appetizer first, & finish with something rich & chocolatey. Works for us.
Seafood and Chocolate!!!! --- I don't suppose you need another Valentine do ya??
__________________
There is only one Quality worse than Hardness of Heart, and that is Softness of Head.

Kool-Aid...Think Before You Drink
Uncle Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 02:28 PM   #19
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,932
I agree with the scallop risotto, asparagus and of course chocolate. Maybe a salad?

Have you ever made molten chocolate cake? It is easy and oh so decadent. I have made several recipes and found this one to be the easiest and yet it tastes a good as Hung's from the Top Chef Cookbook...no, really! And you can use any 70% chocolate or even just a good semi-sweet (not chips). I usually serve it with a raspberry coulis but you can serve it plain or with some ice cream or whipped cream. It is always best warm but is so quick that if you have your ingredients ready you can whip it up just before you serve dinner, put it in the oven and it will be ready for dessert time!
__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 03:04 PM   #20
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Bob View Post
--- I don't suppose you need another Valentine do ya??
Hey buddy, no cutting in line!!! I was here first
__________________

__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.