I like to make the most of opportunities. When it occurred to me that hubby and I would be home by ourselves on Sunday evening, I decided to turn an ordinary evening into a special occasion and make it a Valentine's dinner. I will be in Western Australia on Valentine's Day this year and as I like to make it a special day, thought Sunday night was the perfect opportunity to do just that in advance.
I had been pondering what to make for dinner all day as I knew it would be just for two and came up with a simple but tasty meal.
I made salmon patties loosely based on the recipe I found here,
microwave potatoes in jackets, Waldorf salad, and grated carrot, coconut and currant salad. I served the potatoes with Greek yogurt and the salmon patties with Tartar sauce. It was a very simple meal but when you put accompaniments in little glass serving dishes, add some wine, it's all made that little more special.
|Can you see hubby's fork on the right of the photo? Don't know how that happened. :)|
We don't often have dessert but I had stewed some white flesh nectarines in a little brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and ginger earlier in the day and decided to pop some in a glass bowl with vanilla ice cream, some white chocolate shards which you can't see in the photo and some wafer sails/triangles (whatever you think they might be) and called that dessert. Once again very simple but delicious.
A little effort on my part made our meal so much more enjoyable.