This is an actual dish, not somebody who’s afraid of popping the question. Legend has it that if you prepare this, marriage gets proposed. Not sure on the science there but hey, at least everybody gets some tasty chicken.
The dish: It’s a fairly straightforward whole roast chicken stuffed with lemons. Most recipes call for stuffing it with about 3 lemons as well as sea salt, ground pepper, sage and thyme.
Perfect for: A big meal followed by a big question.
Nutella Stuffed Strawberries
Strawberries dipped in chocolate are a solid Valentine’s standby, but why not mix it up a bit? It’s pretty straightforward – hollow out some strawberries, squirt in the Nutella and maybe top with nuts or whipped cream. Tip: some find it easier to put the Nutella in a plastic bag first and squirt it out one open corner, cake frosting-style.
Perfect for: People who like their romance with a twist.
The Romeo and Juliet
Have too many of these cocktails and you and your lover might get a bit star-crossed. But enjoyed responsibly, this is a tasty treat for two. It’s 4 parts chilled peach juice, 3 parts tequila, 1 part Grand Marnier, and a half part cherry or raspberry liquor. Shake vigorously with ice and drink somewhere romantic. A balcony, maybe.
Perfect for: Consuming with someone for whom parting is such sweet sorrow.