Valentine's Day 2022: Rooftop Meal Ideas For A Cozy Home Date
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Falling in love and going on dates have a charm that is inimical to none and the thrill of it all somehow gets lost amidst all the trials and tribulations, responsibilities and obligations, kids, household chores and financial stresses. There then comes a time when you feel you just need to escape from the paraphernalia of LIFE. 

If you are looking forward to bringing the spark back to your life, but are hesitating because of time constraint, make your cosy home rooftop your Valentine’s Day nook, put up a small table and two chairs, spruce the tabletop with flowers and set up a candle. Meals do not need to be elaborate, but romantic and simple so that they do not take much of your time. Here are some easy-to make, yet lip-smacking recipes to surprise your beloved on your rooftop date with. 

Of Mocktails and Cocktails

As you set the table, give it a touch of romance by preparing a mocktail or cocktail as per your spouse’s preference. A simple way to a scintillating mocktail is to take some rose syrup in a mocktail glass, then pour some thick orange squash and top it with mixed fruit juice. A scoop of vanilla ice cream and a cherry on the top will give the right touch of romance. For cocktails, go for a Sex on the Beach or Mojito to spice up the evening.

Snack Quickies

A rooftop is a perfect place to barbecue it up. Get your meaty stuff- chicken or lamb, well marinated a day before and pep up for a sizzling evening with the barbecue fire burning as you get cosy in each others’ arms. Serve the tandoors and roasts with some cucumber, onion and carrot as a salad accompaniment.

Home made Sizzlers

Who said you need to hit a restaurant to have a sizzler? Home-made sizzlers are easy and super tasty and succulent. You just need two sizzler plates that you can buy online. Make a sauce of your choice, a shashlik sauce or barbecue sauce and stir fry the veggies and shredded chicken separately. Make some potato wedges as accompaniments. Now brush some butter and oil on the sizzler plates, put a layer of cabbage leaves and deck up the plate with all the stuff just the way you get in a restaurant. Serve sizzling hot straight from the gas over on the tabletop and enjoy the meal together. 

Steaks and Stuffs

If you are not the sizzler type, a simpler version would be a perfect continental dinner with chicken or cottage cheese steak, stir fried veggies, mashed potatoes and herbed rice, all of which can be cooked beforehand.

Delightful desserts

Valentine’s day celebration is incomplete without some hot chocolate lava cakes or sizzling brownies with ice cream. You can even go for some custard topped with fruits for a quicker solution.

V-day is around the corner, and with these simple, easy-to-do yourself meal ideas, you can add the spark to your mundane life without taking much hassles. 

About Author: Satarupa B. Kaur has been writing professionally for a decade now. But, always on the go, she loves to travel, books, playtime with her toddler as she explores new places and food!