Forgo Dining Out This Valentine’s Day

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With V.D. approaching, you are likely getting antsy about card-exchanging and candlelit dinners with a touch of the bubbly. But as wonderful as dining out sounds, perhaps you might consider staying in and cooking your lovey dinner instead.

Think about it. Every other couple likely has the same idea of candlelit dinners as you, so the dining venue will likely be crowded. And don’t think that just because V.D. happens to fall on a Sunday that there will be less people likely to go out; on the contrary, there will be as many couples out. maybe more.

Even if you’re not Betty Crocker, you can still show the love of your life how much you care by attempting to cook him/her a nice meal. And here’s why you should:

  1. the atmosphere will be more intimate because it will just be the two of you.
  2. they say women love men who can cook, so this will be the chance to wow her.
  3. no need to worry about reservations, parking and all the other stress factors that go with dining out.
  4. you can play romantic music in the background without worry of annoying anyone else, or having to listen to the restaurant’s background music.
  5.  your partner will appreciate the effort, even if you don’t do a great job (as long as you don’t burn the kitchen down).

Not sure what to cook? I suggest the following:

  • spaghetti with marinara sauce and garlic bread
  • chicken breast covered in Thai peanut sauce
  • steak teriyaki

So Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your love! And best wishes if you decide to heed my advice!

 

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