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Valentine's Day meal - ideas of what to cook?

Has anyone any ideas of what I can cook for a Valentine's day supper?

Pregnancy is an issue so that rules out the usual suspects of rare meat, shellfish, ripe brie or chocolate mousse.

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P.S. I don't want to hear the word Fleischkaese mentioned on this thread.
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Old 10.02.2011, 12:28
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Re: Valentine's Day meal - ideas of what to cook?

bœuf bourguignon ?

or... persish the thought.. a well done beef wellington?.... or a varient on that a nice fillet of lamb en croute?
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bœuf bourguignon ?
We had that a couple of days ago.

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bœuf bourguignon ?

or... persish the thought.. a well done beef wellington?.... or a varient on that a nice fillet of lamb en croute?
We've both decided it would be sacrilege to over-cook meat so that's out.
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Old 10.02.2011, 12:36
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Re: Valentine's Day meal - ideas of what to cook?

salmon?.... I've got a nice recipe tucked away somewhere for fillet of salmon with an orange-ginger glaze
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Re: Valentine's Day meal - ideas of what to cook?

Rocket salad with grated parmesan and bacon bits / luxurious tagliatelle with a pesto-y/garlic-y/lemon-y/cream-y sauce / something sweet from Sprüngli / Teuscher etc.
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Re: Valentine's Day meal - ideas of what to cook?

Baked Chicken, home made french fries and a vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting

I'd be thrilled if my hubby made that for me!
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Baked Chicken, home made french fries and a vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting .

I'd be thrilled if my hubby made that for me!
Hmmmm - I'd be thrilled if my hubby cooked anything at all for me Anything that's edible, anyway....
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For desert: A nice cake in the shape of a heart.
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Has anyone any ideas of what I can cook for a Valentine's day supper?

Pregnancy is an issue so that rules out the usual suspects of rare meat, shellfish, ripe brie or chocolate mousse.

Thanks!
I was told (by a pregnant woman) that it's ok to eat rare beef if it had previously been frozen. She used to book a table in the restaurant in advance, order Chateaubriand, ask us to freeze the meat for 48 hours and then come and enjoy her food. It might be worth checking out.

Other than that, I can really recommend this site. It fits in with the theme too
http://thelovebite.com/
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Old 10.02.2011, 13:25
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Old 10.02.2011, 13:43
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P.S. I don't want to hear the word Fleischkaese mentioned on this thread.
Bummer, I was going to suggest one baked in a heart shaped pan!

Hmmm, I have a heart shaped pan...

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Old 10.02.2011, 13:48
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Re: Valentine's Day meal - ideas of what to cook?

http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipes/vale...y-recipes.aspx

I've used these recipes in the past and they've turned out really well and not difficult either (most important for me ).
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Old 10.02.2011, 14:25
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Osso Bucco with creamy risotto Milanese. Sumptuous.

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Old 10.02.2011, 14:41
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Re: Valentine's Day meal - ideas of what to cook?

to start, do a home made, single giant ravioli with spinach and ricotta filling and a sage buerre noisette sauce. Put some fried sage on to garnish.

For dessert (after the osso bucco) I would go for a home made chocolate tart garnished with vanilla blanched pears and flaked toasted almonds.
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ok who votes we all go to economisto's place for dinner`?

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Re: Valentine's Day meal - ideas of what to cook?

I think raclette is perfect. Or fondue? So romantic...
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Hmmmm - I'd be thrilled if my hubby cooked anything at all for me Anything that's edible, anyway....
cook and edible? women have such unrealistically high standards...
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cook and edible? women have such unrealistically high standards...
Must say - he's a dab hand at reducing raw vegetables to minuscule little squares at a snail's pace ("can you quickly chop the veggies, dear"), it's just that he doesn't know what to do with them when he's finished
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Must say - he's a dab hand at reducing raw vegetables to minuscule little squares at a snail's pace ("can you quickly chop the veggies, dear"), it's just that he doesn't know what to do with them when he's finished
Perhaps something you can do together?

http://www.mangostan.ch/index.php?nav=4
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