In case the giant Hallmark ads haven't hit you over the head yet, Saturday is Valentine's Day. Now, like me, you might be planning a nice evening at home that night - maybe it's too hard/expensive to get a sitter, you don't like how crowded restaurants are that night, you're going to be spending it with your own special self, you're on a strict budget, you've got a BRAND new little baby (Hey, I'm writing this on Tues eve & last I heard AKJ is still waiting!), or whatever.
So my question for you this week - what sort of menu are you planning on or would you recommend for Valentine's Day or any special night? Generalities are fine, or feel free to mention/link to any specific recipes.
I think we're having some steak I pulled out of the freezer along with homemade bread, classic baked potatoes and whatever veg (maybe asparagus with balsamic browned butter sauce!) I pick up at the store this week. But if we wouldn't have just HAD the veggie tempura, I think I'd've gone with an "I can do Chinese at home!" theme with Crisp-Fried Vegetables and Sichuan-Style Stir-Fried Chicken with Peanuts. Maybe pick up some sorbet for dessert - maybe mango and/or raspberry...
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