Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and having dinner en tête à tête (one-on-one) with your loved one in a restaurant on Valentine’s day is certainly a romantic idea, but if the restaurant is packed, the service sub par, the food cold and overpriced, this could end up not being romantic at all…
How about a picnic on Valentine’s Day this year?
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As for the menu, this is the easiest part! You can find plenty of ideas and inspirations in “Cooking with Trader Joe’s: Pack A Lunch!”
For your Valentine’s day picnic, here’s a suggested menu:
Moroccan-Style Orange Salad This exotic and refreshing salad shines with the Moroccan flavors of cinnamon, honey, and mint.
Second to Naan Sandwich Very simple to make, this sandwich combines international classics: Indian naan and chutney, Mexican carnitas, and Italian sun dried tomatoes. Peppery arugula rounds out the burst of flavors.
Almond and Pear Brownie Muffins Chocolate and pear are wonderful together, bringing rich flavor and moistness to this brownie treat. Chocoholics will love the deep chocolate-truffle flavor and melt-in-your-mouth fudge-like texture.
This colorful, easy-to-make meal (almost no cooking or prep is needed) is bursting delicious, exotic, aphrodisiac ingredients and flavors, easy and light to transport, perfect for an outdoor or indoor picnic. Most of the recipes feed 4, so divide amounts in half if desired.