Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Table for Two

I decided today after talking to a friend that I wanted to plan a romantic candlelight dinner at home for the hubby and me. He has been working late every night the past couple of weeks and it's always so hectic by the time he gets home that I thought I would do somthing nice for him...and i'm sure I could do it cheaper than taking him out for a nice dinner.

I have tried this in the past and it never seemed to work and things just always ended up in a huge mess. My plan is to feed the kids and actually have them in bed on time. That way we can have a nice uninterrupted dinner for two (I figure we won't eat until around 8 or 8:30 anyway).

Table Setting Ideas:
The table is going to have a white tablecloth on it, i'm going to put up a pretty centerpiece (still looking for ideas), lay out some tealight candles on the bar and around the window, put some tall candles on the table for some extra light, the champaign chilling on ice, and I am going to have pretty napkins and everything. It's still a project in the works...I just want it to be perfect!

Menu (subject to change between now and then):
Shrimp and jalepeno sliver wrapped in bacon with jalepeno butter
Shrimp with spicy cocktail sauce -served in a martini glass-

Main Course:
Steak and baked potato (for him)
Broiled or grilled lobster tail and grilled asparagus (for me)
*The only reason why we are eating different things is b/c steak and potatos is his fave food and mine is lobster and asparagus*

Chocolate molten cake with fresh berries (courtesy of:



  1. Hi,
    I am a lurker. but decided to comment on your blog.
    your idea sounds fabulous! Once the kids go to sleep, you can then serve dinner. I once tried having a candlelight dinner with my husband. When we only had 1 child. My son didn't like the idea of "dim lighting" so he turned on the lights and wanted us to turn off the candles. Romantic evening?? NOT.. LOL. ah kids.. so sweet. hope your candlelight dinner works out!

  2. Sounds like an amazingly romantic dinner to me!