Weeknight Cooking

A Menu for Last-Minute Romance

February 14, 2013

Maybe it happened in an elevator: a double-take, an introduction, an invitation. Maybe it happened at a coffee shop, when your fingers brushed as you grabbed for the cream. Maybe you completely forgot it was Valentine's Day, and your wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend is going to murder you if you don't do something, anything, to acknowedge the holiday.

Any of these situations, and you need a plan. Stat.

Here it is: your ticket to last-minute romance, a menu you can shop for and cook when you're off of work. Love is in the air. Embrace it.

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Martini by Erica Kotite



Brussels Sprout Salad a la M. Wells by amanda

Brussels Sprout Salad


Sugar Steak with Bourbon by amanda

Sugar Steak with Bourbon


Kale with Pancetta, Cream and Toasted Rosemary Walnuts by apartmentcooker

Kale with Pancetta


Sweet Potato & Parsnip Mash by hardlikearmour

Sweet Potato & Parsnip Mash


Kick Butt-erscotch Pudding by fiveandspice

Kick Butt-erscotch Pudding

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Brette Warshaw

Written by: Brette Warshaw

I'm a reader, eater, culinary thrill-seeker, and food nerd.