18 January 2012
Saint Valentine's Day or Valentine's Day – is a holiday held on February 14 and dedicated to love and affection between a couple. People in love celebrate this Day almost all over the world. They send each other valentines – special love cards, usually heart-shaped. They spend all the day together, watching romantic movies, walking, dining in restaurants. And, of course, they cook delicious meals for their lovers.
There are several legends about the origin of the holiday. The most common says that the day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. He served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. But priest Saint Valentine continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When the Emperor discovered that he ordered the priest to be put to death.
Saint Valentine's Day is one of the most wide-spread and favourite holidays of youth. But people of any age celebrate it. Very often couples have dinner in the restaurant on this day, but much more romantic is to have a meal with candles and hearts at home, where there are just two of you. It can be even more nice and loving, if food is cooked by the Man (husband, boy-friend or just friend).
We offer you several ratings of Valentine's Day recipes below. We hope it will help you to surprise your lover on this great holiday.
Top-10 Best Valentine's Day Recipes (romantic and delicious)
- Salad nicoise
- Pear salad
- Ham and Flowers Salad
- Beef & mushrooms in red wine
- Mushroom fondue
- «Knots» with chicken and mushrooms
- Strawberry preserve
- Chocolate marzipan cherries
- Strawberry shortcake
- Apricot fool
Top-10 Easy and Delicious Valentine's Day Recipes for Men
- Mushroom & tomato salad
- Florida turkey salad
- Chinese Barbecued Spare Ribs
- Spanish omelette
- Parisienne potatoes
- Cream Cheese-stuffed Potatoes
- French toast
- Berries with Champagne Sabayon
- Ice Cream-Fruit Milkshakes
- Canned fruit salad with vanilla pudding
Top-10 Valentine's Day Desserts (sweet things on sweet day)