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Old 02-07-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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Valentine's Dinner

I refuse to dine out on VD. But I do want to prepare a romantic meal for my mostly vegetarian DW. Right now the creativity isn't flowing, any suggestions out there???

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Old 02-07-2009, 02:58 PM   #2
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I am going to prepare Chicken Pepian with a Black Bean/Brown Rice Pilaf. This is a Ellie Krieger recipe and is on Food Network.

It really looks good and appears to be easy to prepare. Good Luck

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Old 02-07-2009, 03:01 PM   #3
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By "mostly vegetarian" do you mean she will eat a bit of seafood...or chicken? Define that term and I think we can help in a more productive way.
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:03 PM   #4
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As long as there is a fabulous chocolate dessert, I wouldn't sweat dinner too much.
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:48 PM   #5
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By "mostly vegetarian" do you mean she will eat a bit of seafood...or chicken? Define that term and I think we can help in a more productive way.
She likes shellfish, tolerates fish.
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:57 PM   #6
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As long as there is a fabulous chocolate dessert, I wouldn't sweat dinner too much.
I second this!!!!

How about something in the Shrimp & Pasta category --- Lots of possibilities there. An nice salad...then of course the fabulous chocolate D-Zert!!

Wine, Candles, Soft Music, and flowers are a plus...

Have Fun !!!!
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:37 PM   #7
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What about a risotto made with white wine and vegetable broth, the standard lemon zest and Parmesan cheese, topped with perfectly grilled/cooked/sauteed BIG shrimp (I like scallops too, but, she may not) and some roasted asparagus? ...and chocolate!
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KE, you hit it! A risotto topped with scallops and a nice pinot grigio followed by something chocolate.

I appreciate the input to jump start this stalled culinary engine!
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This is lemon pasta but just replace it with risotto. It's a bunch in one bowl but it sure was good! The scallops just need a bit more color on them next time.

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My fall back is usually pasta, with some good bread. My dw would want Indian, and that's an easy cuisine to do vegetarian. Generally speaking, it would be nice to make something where the prep work can be done in advance so there's not too much hustle & bustle right around meal time. It's easier to enjoy the company.

Is there any ethnicity that she really likes or that you are leaning towards?
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