Valentine’s Day Menu

Valentine’s Day is a time to show that special someone in your life how much you care, and what expresses that more than a well planned, elegant dinner for two? It is suggested that if you are setting the mood for love, that you should keep the meal light, the portions small, and surround yourself with scented flowers and candlelight. I have created two complete menus for Valentine’s Day, one for those who prefer seafood, and another for those who would rather have meat. You can of course mix the courses, and have a little of each. This menu utilizes many foods said to have aphrodiasic powers, such as garlic, fennel, asparagus, chocolate, and shrimp to name just a few. So, set the mood, plan your dinner and tell the one you love, “Ti voglio bene”.


Seafood Lovers Menu

Breaded Mussels

Spaghetti with Shrimp In Creamy Tomato Sauce

Slow Roasted Salmon With Caramelized Tomatoes

Ricotta Almond Pudding


Meat Lovers Menu


Drunken Spaghetti

Mushroom Veal Marsala

Chocolate Indulgence Cake

Deborah Mele
Revised February 2012


4 Responses to “Celebrating An Italian Thanksgiving”

  1. 1
    Terri Lashley — November 16, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    Dear Deborah,

    Thank you so much for the article and recipes on Thanksgiving
    in Italy; brought back so many memories. My Grandpa who was
    originally from Reggio Calabria would never eat turkey for
    Thanksgiving so my Mom always made a pasta dish for grandpa
    and the whole family ended up enjoying it with our turkey
    dinner and all the trimmings. May you and your family
    have a Blessed Thanksgiving! Love your site! Terri


  2. 2
    Winnie — November 22, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    I so much enjoy the articles, recipes and personal details included!


  3. 3
    Jessica Venture — October 10, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    Absolutely stunning menu! I too have to order my turkey from the butcher a week ahead of time. I live way down south!


  4. 4
    Janis — November 21, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

    Capon — our main departure from Thanksgiving traditions. My mom’s father didn’t care for turkey, so her mom always cooked capon on the day, and she often did it herself. I also prefer capon to turkey although turkey isn’t bad by any means.


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