Miscellaneous

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Lovers… or Friends

By Monica Reyes

Valentine’s Day is a day of love. Although, it should be celebrated all year long; this gives us the chance to really show the ones we love how much we really care. Whether, you are single or sharing your life with someone special, I have some great ideas to make Valentine’s Day a memorable one!

You can’t start a Valentine’s Day without a card. What a better way to show someone how special they are, then with a homemade card made with love! Here are a few great ideas. You can make these neat friendship rings for a good friend. Click here to learn how!

Or try these memorable hand outs which can be given out to your Valentine’s date or friend. I really like these because you can personalize them with good memories that you’ve shared with that special person.

Whether you are deciding to stay in or have a night out on the town, there are many inexpensive ways to have a good time. I have some ideas so you can impress your girlfriends or your date.

If you plan on staying in you can never go wrong with a home-cooked dinner for two! Last year I made this delicious dinner for my Valentine, and he loved it!

Panko Crusted Halibut

2 8-ounce fillets of halibut

¾ cup panko bread crumbs

1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp water

1/2 Tbsp garlic salt

½ tsp pepper

½ tsp paprika

2 lemon slices for garnish

Olive Oil

Combine bread crumbs garlic salt, pepper and paprika. Coat fish in egg then in bread crumbs mixture. Pan Fry fish in olive oil until light brown. Place the fish on a rack over a flat baking sheet, for oil to drain while in oven. This gives you a crispy fish that won’t be swimming in oil. Preheat oven to 450°F. Roast fish until just opaque in center, about 8 minutes.

Steam your favorite vegetables and serve as a side. You can try steaming some broccolini, carrots and zucchini. Sauté them in some minced garlic and butter for some oomph!

Serve this with a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc or White Chardonnay.

Now if you are planning to cook up a meal for your friends, you can double or triple this recipe. You can prep this meal by just frying the fish and not baking until you are ready to serve! Enjoy this dinner with good friends, a great comedy and/or a fun board game.

Don’t forget the dessert! Some delicious chocolate dipped fruit and a bottle of Moscato Wine Yummm!

I hope this article has shown you that Valentine’s Day is for everyone! It’s not just for lovers. If you have any ideas for the occasion don’t be shy! Please share in the comment section below.

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