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Romantic menus for Valentine's Day!

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Steamy night in
A dash of romance and a pinch of love make this meal a perfect prelude to nuzzling

Salad
   • Spinach salad with roasted pears and hazelnuts

Main course
   • Linguini with lemon and smoked salmon
         or
   • Asian pork tenderloin
         or
   • Spinach 'n' feta quiche

Dessert
   • Sedated strawberries


No boys allowed
Break out the comfy clothes and a chick flick or two. These delicious dishes will have you nd the girls settling in for the night

Salad
   • Asian-style baby bok choy

Main course
   • Miso-glazed salmon
         or
   • Grilled ginger-honey chicken
         or
   • Feta, rapini and sweet red pepper pasta

Dessert
   • Dark chocolate truffles


All in the family
More glamorous than mac 'n' cheese but just as loveable, this meal is sure to have your whole clan smiling

Salad
   • Glorious Greek salad

Main course
   • Fast family 'pizza' lasagna
         or
   • Fast shepherd's pie
         or
   • Taco salad

Dessert
   • Dark chocolate brownie hearts


Romantic rendezvous
Serve up aphrodisiacs — seafood, walnuts, chocolate — to make him weak in the knees

Salad
   • Endive salad with toasted nuts

Main course
   • Love potion mussels
         or
   • Beaujolais steak for two

Dessert
   • Mocha fondue


Boys on the side
You and the girls will fall head over heels for this decadent menu

Salad
   • Tomato-feta phyllo kisses with organo and chives

Main course
   • Lemongrass fettuccine with sear shrimp and scallops
         or
   • Chèvre and sun-dried tomato chicken

Dessert
   • Molten chocolate cake


Kids' stuff
Dish out the basics but with a Valentine's Day twist

Salad
   • Strawberry-and-spinach salad with sugared almonds

Main course
   • New-fashioned spaghetti and meatballs

Dessert
   • Crisp sugar cookie cutouts

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