Cheap Romantic Meals

Written by Nicole Dean

Food and romance go hand in hand. A romantic meal shared with someone special will leave a lasting impression on both of you.

The food you choose is not nearly as important as the atmosphere you create. You could make a very romantic meal from hamburgers and French fries if you take the time to create the perfect ambiance in the room.

In serving your romantic meal, garnish the plates with twisted lemon slices, parsley, and cilantro for a fragrant, decorative touch. You may also want to use scented candles or potpourri to create a romantic feel.

The presentation of your meal is more important than the foods you serve. Keep things simple and mix flavors and textures, giving the meal contrast and different shapes. Plan ahead and prepare everything you can in advance so that your final meal preparation goes quickly. Romantic foods can include almost anything if you serve the meal with soft candlelight and music.

Choose your main dish according to your partner’s favorite dishes, and accompany the meal with wine served in chilled glasses. Appetizers are a great way to dress up any meal. Some favorite romantic additions include asparagus, artichokes, oysters, black beans, strawberries, and chocolate.

Decorate your table with tall candles and inexpensive flowers placed in a glass vase. A pretty
tablecloth and cloth napkins will add elegance to your romantic meal. Small bowls filled with nuts, mints, chocolates, and figs will create a special atmosphere. Use your best dishes or simply purchase 2 plates in a discount or thrift store. Fold your napkins into decorative shapes and use napkin holders made from colorful paper with romantic massages or poetry written on the paper. You can purchase inexpensive fortune cookies with romantic fortunes inside for a little excitement if you desire.

Your romantic meal can include any type of inexpensive food if you dress it up with garnishes,
appetizers, and fruits dipped in chocolate. Inexpensive wine or champagne will be a great addition to your cheap romantic meal.

Use your imagination instead of your credit cards to create a romantic meals that neither of you will soon forget. is a website dedicated to helping married couples stay friends and to help them remember why they married each other in the first place. Our disclaimer is: If he’s a jerk, this won’t work. But, if he’s sweet, rub his feet.

Copyright 2005 – Nicole Dean


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