Whoever said “a way to a person’s heart is through his or her stomach” clearly knew what they were talking about. I have seen evidence of this myself time and time again….nothing pleases my husband more than when I cook up his favorite foods for special occasions! Even for his geeky engineer minded brain, gifts like model airplanes and machines pale in comparison to a table laden with good food!
And who says you have to go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day? Dining at home can be as romantic, maybe even more so…..
But before we begin, let’s pick our linens. Nothing enhances the food on a table more than the gorgeous table linens they are featured against! Saffron Marigold’s Red Poppy print is cheerful, elegant and romantic and with its poppy print in the color of love – red – its an ideal choice!
Now that we have our linens picked out, I’m thinking along the lines of a brunch. I love brunches. They are great to serve for any occasion. Your options are endless – you have time to dish up creations that would normally be too tedious and time consuming for breakfast, like frittatas and quiches; but on the other hand you can get away by offering your guests treats like pancakes and French toast which would otherwise fall into the “breakfast” category! In other words you can pretty much serve anything!!!!
You can make your brunch as simple or as elaborate as you like, but here is one idea for a menu:
It may be a mid day brunch, but I still firmly believe nothing creates a romantic mood than candles. So what if its light outside? Draw the curtains, and set the stage with this lovely centerpiece idea with both red rose petals AND candles! The rose petals will imbue the room with their musky fragrance, the candles will cast mysterious flickering shadows all around……can you scream “ROMANCE” any louder????
After this fabulous brunch, I suggest you round up a really romantic movie, pop it in the DVD player, snuggle up on the couch, put a bold aromatic coffee like a Starbucks Sumatra on the pot, and let the day roll on by! My favorite romantic movie hands down is “Somewhere in Time’!!!
I guarantee it will be a day to remember!
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