Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in romantic recipes | Posted on 27-08-2009
Two Romantic Picnic Food
If you are like most people who are involved, then your significant other is probably the single most important person in your life. Therefore, showing them love, affection, and care is a priority in your life, which means you want to show them a great time. There are many ways you can do this, and there are few wrong answers when it comes to romantic get-togethers. As long as you two are together and doing things that you find interesting, you cannot really go wrong. But while you are together, what better way to show love and affection for each other than to have a nice, sweet, and romantic picnic?
Below are two great romantic picnic food recipes that you can use to craft intimate and delicious meals that really help to bring out the romance in your next picnic.
Picnic Food Recipe #1: Simple Yet Sweet
This recipe is less of a recipe than it is a meal plan, and calls for you to bring together simple ingredients that make for a great meal. The first is cheese. Cheese is more than just the plain old cheddar you see in the market. There are many types of cheeses, and all of them offer a different taste that your significant other may enjoy. I suggest creating a cheese tray, complete with wheat crackers and focaccia bread. On this tray, have samples of the following cheeses: Asiago, Havarti (with fresh fruit), smoked Gouda, and a nice cheddar (perhaps a Denhay English cheddar).
With this cheese tray, include fresh fruit (such as grapes, sliced apples, or peaches) and a nice bottle of wine. For this particular picnic food recipe, I think a nice cabernet sauvignon would be tasty, as would any kind of champagne.
Picnic Food Recipe #2: Full and Fantastic
This picnic food recipe has two distinct parts: the main course, and dessert.
The main course: Honey-glazed chicken
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Take two boneless chicken breasts and place in a glass baking dish. Rub in poultry seasoning, a bit of ginger, and a pinch of thyme. Then, take honey and mix it with a bit of garlic powder and a light touch of soy sauce. Use this to baste the chicken, then bake the chicken for approximately 20 minutes (or until the inside is white and juicy).
As a side dish, I recommend making asparagus spears. To make these, take a shallow pan and heat olive oil. Cut the asparagus spears as you wish and lightly cook them in the olive oil until they are almost completely tender (yet still retain a slight crunch). Then, while still warm, cover in parmesan cheese and enjoy. Salt and pepper to taste.
The dessert: Homemade cheesecake
For the cheesecake itself, you will need about 4 eggs (divided into whites and yolks), 16 ounces of cream cheese, 3/4 cup of sugar, and a teaspoon of vanilla. Combine these ingredients (minus the whites and vanilla) and mix well. Then, mix in the whites with the vanilla. Take another dish and prepare a graham-cracker crust, then pour the mixture into the dish. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, then remove and chill in a refrigerator for at least five hours.
This cheesecake will taste even better with rich toppings of fresh fruit or chocolate. I recommend strawberries with strawberry glaze, with a drizzle of chocolate. You can even take melted chocolate, spread it on top to make a thin top layer, and drizzle caramel over it.
Both of these picnic food recipes promise to give you a great picnic you two can really enjoy. With good food, good company, and good conversation, your picnic will be a memory you two will cherish forever.