Romantic Yet Simple Dinner With Fall Flavors?

Romantic Yet Simple Dinner With Fall Flavors?

Faith Durand
Oct 6, 2010

Q: My boyfriend and I are both novice cooks at best, but he's coming to visit in a couple weeks, and I'd like to make a romantic dinner with him that's easy enough to make and incorporates fall flavors. The fewer the ingredients, the better!

Any ideas?

Sent by Megan

Editor: Megan, we think you can't go wrong with a good steak. Buy a really nice steak and use this technique for broiling in the oven:

How To Cook a Steak in the Oven

Then round out with a simple salad, a good loaf of bread from the bakery, and perhaps a roasted acorn squash, like Elizabeth talked about yesterday:

How To Eat Half a Squash for Dinner

...and a chocolate mousse for dessert (which can be prepped ahead of time and left in the fridge). Add a pinch of Chinese 5-spice or cinnamon for a fall twist:

Spicy Boozy Mousse

Those are just a few suggestions. Readers what would you suggest?


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