Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Day Menu's

If last week belonged to testosterone, loud screaming with nachos and beer, this week is definitely for estrogen, sweet nothings and candlelit dinners. Even though my husband is anti V-day he always loves a good meal so our V-day is definitely food centric. Last year it was an elaborate Indian Feast, this year it's Chinese. 
Below are some menus to help you plan your day - foodwise. Try and keep cooking to the minimum (it's your day too), take help from the grocery store to whip up a feast. Have a romantic table layout with candles and let the ambience set the mood for the evening. Most of the dishes have recipe links, let me know if any doesn't work right. 


To start off...


Drinks:


Mudslide
Appletini
Olive Martini
Red Wine / White Wine


Desserts:


Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Coulis
Fruit Cream
Chocolate Pudding
Strawberry Trifle
Flourless Chocolate Cakes
Cupcakes
Chocolates


Main Course:


Indian:


Potato Cutlets (substitute half the potatoes with beetroot for a red color)
Paneer Butter Masala / Mutter Methi Malai
Peas and Cauliflower Pulao
Raita
Tava Naan / Parathas


Chinese:


Spring Rolls
Gobi Manchurian Dry
Vegetable Noodles / Vegetable Fried Rice
Vegetable Manchurian with gravy


Italian:


Bruschetta
Eggplant Parmesan / Spaghetti and meatballs / Lasagna
Pasta of Choice
Garlic Bread


Mediterranean / Greek:


Red Pepper Hummus with Pita Chips
Greek Salad
Falafel with tzaziki, pita and simple salad / Vegetarian Moussaka


Thai:


Vegetable Rolls in Rice Paper / Mushroom Satay with Peanut Sauce
Green Curry / Red Curry / Yellow Curry with Rice
Pad Thai / Thai Fried Rice / Basil Fried Rice


American:


Mini - Quiche / Wonton Cups / Puff pastry spirals
Triple Bean Burgers with French Fries / Pizza / Baked Vegetable in White Sauce with fresh baked bread and butter

Mexican:


7 Layer dip / Guacamole with Chips
Quesadilla
Fajitas / Enchiladas
Mexican Rice


Mumbaiya:


Kanda bhaji
Pav bhaji / Vada pav
Bhel / Sev puri

6 comments:

Mrs K said...

Tremendous choices-thanks for putting all these recipes under one post. Have a good one:)!!!

Priya said...

Wowwww super menu..

Priya Sreeram said...

wow , tht's a nice list to get things started ! and hey the strawberries look totally yum -- sets the mood

Divya Vikram said...

I love your first line! And a lovely menu that is!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Lovely Dish :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

What a delicious menu dear. love the pic.

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