Day-After-Valentines Date Food?

Today, in about five hours I’m going on a huge date. Im setting up two roses, a teddy bear and a balloon at a coffee house then picking Amanda up. I’m taking her there, drinking, then giving her a necklace. Then we’re leaving, and going to hang out in another town. I want a picnic in the car. {NOT while driving} What are really good foods I could make from home that wouldnt need any more refridgeration than a cooler { i could add ice, tell me if I should..} and no microwaving. Also, I’d like home made {alchohol free} drinks. I’m getting jitters over this awesome girl; everything has to be perfect. Help!
non-alchaholic wine is NOT the way I want to go. I want to makea home made drink… but remember, I am not in chef’s bake house. 🙂 I have a small, low-stalked kitchen. I live in a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny town.. only a small grocery store but I want to do this as much out of home as possibe. NO steaks; i cant microwave anything. and a box of chocolates doesn’t work… I was thinking a small meal…
and PLEASE, no sea-food, fish, or anything in that assortment. I love crabs and such, but thats not the best for in a car.. too strng of a smel. I liked one answerer’s idea of wraps; but some of the ingrediants were hard to come by..

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8 Responses to “Day-After-Valentines Date Food?”

  1. peter c said:

    box of chocs should work in the car..

  2. Miss Rhonda said:

    cheese and crackers, gherkins pickles, strawberries, other cut up fruit, little sandwiches, on the little round or square breads, all can go in a cooler…..heart shaped cookies……. get a bottle of alcohol free champagne, its like apple juice in a champagne bottle, also sutter home makes non alcoholic wines called fre.

  3. natalie said:

    sushi to share 🙂

  4. Tara C said:

    Crab, shrimp, or seafood salad (just make sure no imitation crab). It does need to be kept cold but a cooler should be fine. I like to serve mine rolled in butter lettuce, but you can have bread or crackers as well. The butter lettuce is a nice lighter touch.

    Strawberries are good. But another nice option is a melon salad. Sprinkle with diced fresh mint and fresh lime juice.

    Cheese, veggies, and crackers are always good. Dress the cheese up a little or get a really good quality cheese. For example you can blend up about 1 cup of ricotta, a small roll of goat cheese or feta, a little lemon zest. Blend this up to a creamy mixture with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. I like this with celery, fresh red peppers and crustini.

  5. andie0910 said:

    Since you are so nervous and really want everything to be perfect, keep it as simple as possible. Some of the simplest picnics are just a nice loaf of french bread and whatever fruit or cheese you like the best (try brie, strawberries and grapes or cheddar, apples and pears for a start). You could vary this by picking up a few items from your local deli such as some nice olives, your choice of deli meats, or using vegetables instead of the fruit. Keep any cheese or meat on ice. The best part of this is that it’s very easy to throw together and really hard to mess up if your are nervous.

    For drinks, normally I would say a nice bottle of wine but since you are going non-alcoholic how about a juice spritzer? Mix equal parts club soda and your favorite fruit juice and serve cold. You could mix this up in advance and keep in a thermos to keep it cold.

  6. libbyami said:

    I love wraps because the are very portable and not messy. Heres a couple of ideas
    BLT and Guacamole Wraps
    Source: National Pork Producers Council

    4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
    4 ounces cream cheese
    1/2 cup chunky salsa
    1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
    12 slices crisply cooked bacon
    1/2 cup guacamole

    Spread each tortilla on one side with some cream cheese. Top with some salsa and shredded lettuce and spread evenly.

    Place three slices of bacon on each tortilla. Top each with guacamole, roll up and serve.

    Deli Chicken Wraps
    1 pound grilled chicken, cut into strips
    1/2 cup brown mustard, divided
    1/4 cup French-style salad dressing
    4 (10-inch) flour tortillas, heated
    1 cup shredded cheese
    1 cup shredded lettuce

    Toss chicken with 1/4 cup of the mustard and salad dressing; set aside.

    Spread each tortilla with 1 tablespoon mustard. Arrange lettuce, cheese and chicken mixture in center of each tortilla, dividing evenly. Fold sides of tortilla toward center; roll up to enclose filling. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute until heated through and cheese is melted. Cut in half to serve. May be eaten immediately or microwaved later.

    Crab and Avocado Salad in a Pita recipe
    Posted by Tiffany at recipegoldmine.com on 2/8/2002 9:51 am

    2/3 cup mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons diced roasted red bell pepper
    4 tablespoons lemon juice
    Pinch ground cayenne pepper
    2 cups lump crabmeat
    1 small avocado, peeled and chopped
    2 tablespoons grated onion
    Salt and ground white pepper
    4 white or whole wheat pita pocket breads
    1 cup alfalfa sprouts

    In a blender, puree the mayonnaise, roasted pepper, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, and the cayenne pepper. Set aside.

    In a medium bowl, toss together the crabmeat, avocado, onion, remaining lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

    Cut the top third off pita breads. Divide crabmeat mixture among pitas, drizzle with red pepper mayonnaise, and tuck some alfalfa sprouts into each sandwich. Tightly wrap in wax paper and keep chilled up to 1 hour.

    Yield: 4 servings

  7. H-man said:

    A seafood salad, assorted fish bites, prawns, lobster, smoked fish, plain fish, scallops, oysters etc.
    Lettuce.
    Eggs.
    Asparagus spears or pieces.
    Fruit Salad/pieces
    A thermos of hot water for tea or coffee. Teabags or a small container of coffee.

  8. oxxomgnani24xxo said:

    Make a cake that says i love you. make salad with many tomatoes because they are red and represent cupid. Make sure that its low fat and low calories. And steak.




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