A Deliciously Romantic Valentine's Day Meal
Contributed by: NAPSA
(NAPSA) - This Valentine's Day, you can fan the flames of romance by making an intimate dinner for two at home.
food&family magazine's Andrea MacAlpine recommends this simple recipe: Take a delicious, yet easy-to-prepare menu, add soft music, blend with candlelight and dish up with a generous sprinkling of affection.
Empty 1 tub Crystal Light Raspberry Ice Drink Mix in large pitcher.
Add 2 cups each cold cranberry juice cocktail and water; stir well. Refrigerate until chilled.
Stir in half a bottle of sparkling water or club soda just before serving. Pour over frozen raspberries in champagne glasses.
Shrimp in Love Pasta
Cook a large handful of linguine according to package directions. Drain and transfer pasta to a large bowl.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a cup of uncooked, peeled, deveined shrimp, half a 19-oz. can diced tomatoes and half a tub softened Philadelphia Spreadable Cream Cheese Spread. Stir and cook 3-4 minutes or until sauce is blended and shrimp are cooked through.
Toss a large handful of spinach leaves into cooked pasta. Pour shrimp mixture over; toss to coat. Divide between 2 bowls, or share by eating out of the same one.
Chocolate Truffle Cups
Microwave 2 squares Baker's White Baking Chocolate with 1 tbsp. milk on High for 11/2 minutes; stir until melted and smooth.
Beat in 2 spoonfuls Philadelphia Light Cream Cheese Spread.
Repeat first two steps, replacing white baking chocolate with Baker's Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate and increasing milk to 2 tbsp. Spoon mixtures, side by side, into 2 dessert dishes. Chill 15 minutes.
Tips To Set The Mood
- Write a romantic invite-"You have a reservation with your love"-and slip it in your significant other's briefcase or gym bag a few days before the big night.
- A change of scenery can spice things up. Move the table to a cozy corner, in front of the fireplace, or simply throw a blanket and some cushions on the floor.
- Nothing casts a spell like gentle, flickering candlelight. Fill the room with votives or bask in the glow of a single pillar centerpiece.
- Red echoes its radiance on everything around it. Create that first blush of love with a red tablecloth, napkins and place mats.