Creative Valentines Day and Dinner For Two
Copyright 2005 Heaven Ministries


For Valentines Day this year present your sweetheart with an unexpected pleasure. How about an overnight stay in a first-class hotel that boasts a Jacuzzi in the room? Order room service for two complete with a chocolaty sweet for dessert.  Not in your budget? Maybe you could take your honey out to a romantic restaurant you have never been to before.

Do you like to give your sweetheart roses for Valentines Day? This year have the flowers delivered to him or her at work or at home. What a pleasant surprise to be greeted with a dozen roses or carnations from the one you love.

Here are a few things you can do that are a bit easier on the budget. Arrive home early from work on Valentines Day and prepare a special home cooked dinner for two. For dessert you can buy a heart shaped chocolate cake, or buy the heart pans and bake your own cake or pan cookie.

How about creating your own custom coupon booklet? Make five to ten coupons with treats and special things that your honey enjoys. What enjoyable things do they like? Backrubs, foot rubs, etc. What is their favorite restaurant? Treat them to their favorite place to eat, or to their favorite sports event. Get creative and share yourself and time with your loved one. Coupon booklets are a great way to show your love.

Instead of buying a generic Valentines card with imitation verse written inside that you didn't even write, get creative and make your sweetie a homemade card on your computer. Here is an idea I just thought of. Add a special photo with you and your honey in it, scan it into the computer and add it to your card.  Express yourself and tell your significant other how much they mean to you. 

I'm leaving you with a romantic dinner idea for two. This classic Italian dish is not only easy to prepare, but delicious as well.  Spaghetti Carbonara is bacon and eggs with spaghetti. There are many variations of this dish, but this is my husband's favorite. 


1 to 1-1/2 lbs Pasta
1 lb Italian bacon or Turkey bacon
4 egg yolks
2 cups whipping crème or other heavy crème
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp fresh pepper and salt


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Meanwhile cook bacon until browned. Drain bacon fat. In large Pasta bowl add the four egg yolks, Parmesan cheese, pepper, and whipping crème. Add hot spaghetti and bacon to the bowl and stir. Salt to taste. Add additional Parmesan cheese to individual plates. Serve with a hot loaf of Italian bread and salad.  Enjoy!

Like the Italian's would say, "Mangia!”