|19 Essentials for Your Valentine's Day
1.The Top 10 Smoochy Love Songs: http://www.topten.org/public/BB/BB415.html
2.List of lovey-dovey movies to rent … “Ghost,” “Princess Bride” … http://www.inspirationpoint.com/ipmovies.htm
3.The heart-shaped griddle or frying pan for your Valentine’s pancakes and fried eggs: http://www.romanticgifts.com/RomanticGifts/njscat.nsf/adminCatalog/E329061D73D3165188256A31001EE646!OpenDocument&15.+Kitchen+$+Dining.
4.“Love Ya” Little Guys Lunch: heart-shaped sandwich in the lunch box, strawberry jam and cream cheese. Put “Love Potion” in the thermos – Hawaiian punch, but tape on a new label! Pop in some Hershey’s kisses and candy hearts for dessert.
5.Family Valentine dinner for the budget-conscious - put that meatloaf in a heart-shaped pan. (Stainless steel heart-shaped baking form: (http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=189433 ) . When its done, frost it with mashed potatoes and put some Xs and Ox on it with squeeze-bottle catsup. Alternate version: Slice potatoes thin and parboil. Mix with raw hamburger and tomato soup and put in individual heart-shaped ramekins. When cooked, pipe mashed potatoes around edge and sprinkle with cayenne or paprika.
6.Serve a special “red” dinner for the kids - heart-shaped pasta with tomato sauce, make pizzas shaped like hearts, red kool aid, cinnamon hearts in hot cocoa and of course red jello hearts!
7.How to set the mood for your Valentine’s dinner for two: http://interiordec.about.com/library/weekly/aa020900a.htm
8.Two fabulously romantic menus with recipes: http://entertaining.about.com/library/weekly/aa020700a.htm?once=true&
9.How about the “Arise My Love” cocktail? Or a dry martini shaken to waltz time? Go here: http://cocktails.about.com/library/weekly/aa012501a.htm
10.Food alleged to be aphrodisiac? Go here: http://entertaining.about.com/library/weekly/aa013100a.htm
11.Make an Origami heart to place on someone’s pillow: http://dev.origami.com/images_pdf/heart_sc.pdf of an origami
note-pocket heart for your honey’s lunch box or suit pocket: http://www.netguides.org.uk/guides/origami/heart.html
12.How to make “the goblet fan fol”, yes it’s the napking for your Valentine table: http://interiordec.about.com/library/bl_napkfold004.htm
13.Valentine’s neck ties, socks and braces for the guys: http://interiordec.about.com/library/bl_napkfold004.htm
14.And don’t forget the bright red cummerbund and bowtie: http://store.yahoo.com/tiebar2/solcolcumbow.html
15.Need some finery for your furry friend – rabbit, small dog, cat, or ferret. Scarves, ties, vests, bows and boas! http://www.cosettescloset.com/valwear.html .
16.“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…” and other great Romantic poetry: http://www.inspirationpoint.com/ippoetry.htm
17.Want to have an emotionally intelligent Valentine’s Day? Take the EQ Course: http://www.susandunn.cc/courses.htm .
18.On the other hand, got something to rant and rave about? http://www.zinos.com would love to hear from you, and probably a lot of other people would too! And ivillage has just the quiz for you to let it all hang out: http://quiz.ivillage.com/relationships/tests/feelvalentine.htm .
19.Not in a partnership this year and looking for great ideas for celebrating non-traditionally? Try some of these: http://topten.org/public/BI/BI334.html .
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