You don't have to break the bank to show your loved ones that you care. I am going to post some inexpensive suggestions that are sure to be a big hit.
1. Love Coupons- Romantic little coupons your sweetheart can cash in, such as breakfast in bed, one free back rub etc.
Click here for some examples. You can make these cards yourself, with just a little creativity, plus making them, with your own hand, will make the coupons that much more special!
2- Written Word- Making a card or writing a poem expressing how much your partner means to you is a great gift and there are great craft sites, and graphic sites for making that perfect card for them. Click here for ideas.
3. Romantic Movie Date- You can go to your local library and check out romantic comedies or films for free just pop some popcorn and grab your partner and snuggle on the couch.
Here are some movie suggestion to look for: When Harry Met Sally Letters To Juliet A Walk To Remember The Princess Bride Gone With The Wind
4. Make A Mix Cd- of your favorite songs, or songs with a specific theme.
Here are some song suggestions to look for: Savage Garden - Truly, Madly, Deeply Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love to You The Pretenders - I'll Stand By You Madonna - Crazy For You
5. Night On The Town- A Night on the town doesn't have to be expensive, just check your local newspaper for free events, like outdoor concerts at your local park, free pass visits to museums and art galleries, or take a nature hike at your local nature preserve.
6. Say It With Food- Making your loved one a romantic dinner or sweet will be a big hit with them, just light some candles, set the table and enjoy.
Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter. Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.
Penne with Chicken and Pesto Original recipe makes 8 servingsChange Servings 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips 2 cloves garlic, minced salt and pepper to taste 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 1/4 cup pesto 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken and garlic until chicken is almost cooked. Reduce heat and stir in salt, pepper, cream, pesto and Parmesan cheese. Cook until chicken is no longer pink inside. Stir in cooked pasta.