Valentine themed family meals
- Published on Saturday, 10 January 2015 13:45
- Last Updated on 09 January 2015
- Monica Costa
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The importance of Valentine is totally overrated. In this piece you can find my suggestions for home-made Valentine themed family meals.
Valentine’s Day comes from an old tradition linked to both agriculture and religion. Traditionally, Spring begins on 14th February which celebrates St Valentine’s Day and in which it is said that birds choose their mates. In some parts of Britain the 14th February used to be known as ‘the Birds’ Wedding Day’. While when the modern tradition started, it was quite thought-provoking and romantic, now it has become too commercial and over the top. It is shocking that every year Brits spend around £503m on cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts for Valentine’s Day.
This Valentine I have decided to go to the cinema with my girlfriends to watch the new movie Fifty Shades of Grey and in addition to that celebrate with Valentine themed family meals at home at the weekend.
Red is the dominant Valentine colour so I have themed my kitchen with the help of cost-effective tool utensils from Aldi Specialbuys. Having the right appliances to cook at home makes preparing delicious meals for friends and family so much easier. Aldi Specialbuys has an excellent range of kitchen gadgets and accessories, on sale this Sunday 11th January 2015 which is a blessing after the Christmas spending.
The toaster adds a dash of sophistication to my kitchen in stunningly red colour and matches my on-trend metallic-finish cordless kettle. I am never been very lucky with toasters. In the past four years I have broken three of them. But this one seems really functional and robust so I hope to be a long-lasting addition to my kitchen gadgets.
If you want to be inspired with more ideas to dress your home for Valentine, check out our Agony Aunt Aneliese column Valentine’s dressing of the home.
And here are my suggestions for healthy but tasty Valentine menus for the whole family:
Recipes for an Aphrodisiac feast! (this is recommended only for adults)
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums