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    What is everyone making for dinner on Valentine's Day? I don't want to go out to eat, all of the restaurants will be way too crowded (plus it's expensive!) but I do want to make something special for dinner. I just can't think of anything that sounds "special" or really good.

    I thought I could get some great ideas from you guys.

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    I was thinking of making something with spaghetti sauce since it is red...I am looking forward to reading what other people are going to make.

    In the past we have always bought take out at Chili's for Valentine's Day. It will be nice to wake up on the 15th of February and know that I still have the $30-$40 in the bank that I would have spent on Chili's.

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    I've been looking at recipes, and I'm thinking of making either this http://www.recipezaar.com/104630 or http://www.recipezaar.com/72237. The first is healthier, but I'm pretty sure hubby would like the second better.

    I'll get the ingredients for both, and whichever I don't make that night, I'll make that weekend.

    Now I just have to come up with a side. I'm thinking homemade breadsticks, maybe...

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    One of the nicest dinners I remember with my ex was delim ham and turkey slices wrapped around asaragas spears served with rice pilaf from a mix and little pickled corn (what are htose things called). I don't remember what I did for dessert, but it was probably chocolate and yummy. One advantage of the meal was that it is terribly easy and so I could spend time soaking in the tub and getting prissy for him to come home to - hmmm, maybe we didn't actually have dessert....

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    Sarry, didn't proofread. That was deli ham and turkey (alias thinly sliced so it wraps easily).
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    One of the nicest dinners I remember with my ex was delim ham and turkey slices wrapped around asaragas spears served with rice pilaf from a mix and little pickled corn (what are htose things called). I don't remember what I did for dessert, but it was probably chocolate and yummy. One advantage of the meal was that it is terribly easy and so I could spend time soaking in the tub and getting prissy for him to come home to - hmmm, maybe we didn't actually have dessert....

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    Oooh, that sounds really really good! Maybe I will try to find some asparagus this weekend, as that sounds like something that my hubby would like.

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    I think loverboy said he'd make me some dinner in exchange for me using my half-off anything coupon at the massage school for a couples massage for us that morning.

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    I dunno, we'll probably go out to eat. If V day was on the weekend, I'd probably make some shrimp scampi with jumbo prawns. Yummm.....

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    DH has to work all day, then has class in the evening, so we probably won't have dinner together. He will just have leftovers, I guess. I don't know what I'll make, we don't usually do anything special for Valentine's day.

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    Seafood, salad & fruit for dessert. And I think I spent less than $12 for everything. And the best part? No crowded restaurants, no waiting in line. Yea!

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    I think I'm going to make chicken fettuccini alfredo (a new recipe). Serve it with maybe broccoli (on sale this week for 99c lb), tossed salad and homemade garlic knot rolls (another new recipe). Not 'red' but sounds really good.

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    Acidcookie, neat way to start your day with loverboy.

    Candles, wine, music...I think we'll have cheese fondue and make googly eyes at each other from across the table, lol. Dip, eat, stare, repeat...




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    We are having:

    ~Cantonese Dinner: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cantone...er/Detail.aspx
    ~Rice
    ~Salad
    ~Berry Valentine Pie: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Berry-V...ie/Detail.aspx

    It says that the Cantonese Dinner freezes well, so I am doubling the recipe and freezing 1/2 for later.

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    Shrimp double duty for us. Alfredo for him and primavera for me with cheesecake for desert.

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    Kenny and his girlfriend will be doing something that day.
    We'll eat whatever is in the frige. 10 years together ( the romance is old like me ) LOL

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