to being diagnosed with Celiac disease, it was so easy to
simply make a reservation at a nice restaurant for a quaint,
romantic dinner for two to celebrate Valentines Day.
With Celiac disease, as you well know, dinner out on the town
comes with its own challenges and frustrations. Not only are
you potentially exposed to unintentional contamination but
often you have to pick and choose your
menu items to the point that you end up with something that
you didnt even really want. Why not stay home this year?
Hire a babysitter and spend the evening in the comfort of
your own home. The trick to making this special dinner a true
success is to spend the time and effort focusing on the details.
Just because you are dining at home, doesnt mean that
you shouldnt have the very best.
The night before Valentines Day, put
some thought into your table setting. Pull out your finest
linens and your best china. Valentines Day evening scatter
rose petals around the table for beautiful touch. Make sure
to use plenty of candles to set the mood!
Preparing for the Meal:
This is your night! This is not the time
to just throw down a quick and easy dinner. Why not put some
love and attention into this elegant dinner for you and your
Valentine. The key to making an extraordinary meal is to start
early and plan ahead. Plan your menu at least a few days ahead.
Three days ahead do your grocery shopping and write out your
game plan. More often than not you can make your desserts
a day ahead of time along with prepping ingredients for the
main course or marinating any meats, if necessary.
To help you out, we have two fabulous Valentines
Day Menus to help you put it all together:
Making the Meal:
Many of the people I come across dread cooking.
Change your point of view if only for this night. Have
fun cooking even better yet, have your Valentine participate
in the preparations. Crack open a bottle of wine and enjoy
the experience of spending time together while you create
something special for the two of you to enjoy!
This should be a special night for the two
of you. Again, just because you are not dining in a restaurant
does not mean that your meal cant be just as special.
We hope you and your Valentine have a wonderful Valentines