DIY Romantic Dinner Date at Home Ideas - No to Little Cooking Involved

romantic dinner at home ideas

Valentine's Day is just around the corner but with what's still happening in our world today, many people probably prefer to just have a simple romantic dinner at home. What can you do to prepare for a romantic dinner at home? What if you don't have cooking skills? 

Well, you don't need to be a great cook to prepare a scrumptious dinner. If you can shop and chop you can put this dinner together. Here's an easy-to-make romantic dinner menu for you.

Apple Punch

This drink should be the easiest to make on this menu. You only need four ingredients: a 32-ounce bottle of apple juice, 1 cup of orange juice, a can of frozen berry juice, and a liter of sparkling soda water. 

Just mix everything and you're done. The sparkling soda will give the festive kick a good punch needs. You can use diet or light versions of the juice if you want it to be low sugar.


Smooth and Creamy Cold Avocado Soup

Purchase a package of guacamole. Put it in a blender with one cup of cream, one cup of cold canned chicken broth and the juice of half a lime. Blend till smooth. Keep icy cold until served. If you want it to be a bit healthier, you can omit or lessen the cream.


Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Don't panic. You won't be actually cooking the chicken. The deli section has roasted chicken breasts -- as well as other parts but you won't be needing them. Purchase three breasts, which gives you an extra.

While you're at the deli counter purchase 1/4 pound of prosciutto and 1/4 pound of Parmesan cheese, both sliced thinly. If you can't find prosciutto which is a highly flavored air-dried Italian ham, substitute another good quality ham. 

Make a slit in the chicken breast to form a pocket. Stuff in two slices of prosciutto and two slices of parmesan cheese. Wrap each breast in aluminum foil so it doesn't dry out. 

Reheat in a 350 F degree oven for about 20 minutes until the chicken is heated through and the cheese has melted. Unwrap before serving.


Side Dishes

You don't need much for side dishes, a vegetable and potato or two vegetables. Go to the produce section and find the bags of baby vegetables that are pre-cleaned and ready to cook in the bag.

Sometimes they're called steamers. Steam in the microwave per package directions. Melt a tablespoon of butter -- yes real butter -- and drizzle over the veggies right before serving.


Dessert

No romantic dinner would be complete without chocolate and strawberries. Chocolate-covered strawberries are available this time of year all ready for you. But it's more fun to dip your own. 

Wash large berries under running water. Pat dry. Arrange the berries on a plate with a mound of whipped cream, a small bowl of brown sugar, a small bowl of powdered sugar and a small bowl of chocolate syrup, the kind you use to make chocolate milk. When served, dip to your and your sweetheart's content.


To make the ambiance feel more romantic, be sure to make a table setting with candlelight and some flowers. And don't forget to be ready to play some sweet music. If you have kids, you can take them to their grandparents in the meantime. 

Do you have any suggestions to make this simple dinner date feel more romantic and become truly memorable? Please feel free to share in the comments below.




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