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How ironic. The perpetual single girl is writing a blog post about great meals to cook as a couple. I really am laughing about it as I type. Although I do not spend my weeknights and weekends cooking with a significant other, I know that it is more fun to cook with someone. And to share a meal with someone! So here are a few recipes that are not only great to make with someone, but also for someone, and of course, to share with that special person.
Creating an in-home date night is a great way to connect with another person. You can make it a formal situation where one person does everything, while the other gets to sit back, relax and enjoy the final meal. Or perhaps you’re both chopping, whisking, pureeing and baking side-by-side. It’s nice to have someone around who can read off the recipe while you pull ingredients from the fridge or attempt to interpret what the author means by spatchcock a chicken. Dinner for two, or hey even breakfast or lunch for two, is easy and fun to do with the right recipes.
If you both love breakfast, try this Baked Pancake with warm butter, maple syrup or jam. A light lunch of pasta is right on with this Linguine with Portobello Mushrooms, Asparagus and Leeks. One of the best things to prepare together is a cocktail. When the weather is chilly, and all you want to do is stay indoors with a warm meal, these Red Stag Ribs will hit the spot. But if you’re anything like me, dessert is what you want! Dark Cherry Crumb Cake, Spiced Walnut and Maple Cream Cake, and Amor Polenta Cake are delicious sweet treats for the occasion. Finally, put the wine bottle down, and try this Pineapple Sage Cocktail with raspberry vodka, cucumber and pineapple juice.
Keep cooking with your boo, and enjoy whatever dishes end up on the table!
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