The Only Valentines List Youll Ever Need

By: Susan Dunn, The Eq Coach

1. List of romantic songs … if “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You" by the King won’t do. http://www.inspirationpoint.com/ipmusic.htm .

2. List of romantic movies to rent … “Casablanca," “Princess Bride," “Ghost" … http://www.inspirationpoint.com/ipmovies.htm .

3. The heart-shaped griddle or frying pan ring for your Valentine’s pancakes and fried eggs, just $5.49: http://www.romanticgifts.com/RomanticGifts/njscat.nsf/adminCatalog/E329061D73D3165188256A31001EE646!OpenDocument&15.+Kitchen+$+Dining . Add a few drops of red food coloring to the pancake dough.

4. “Love Ya" Little Guys Lunch: heart-shaped sandwich in the lunch box, strawberry jam and cream cheese. Put “Love Potion" in the thermos – Hawaiian punch, but tape on a new label! Pop in some Hershey’s kisses and candy hearts for dessert.

5. Family Valentine dinner – put that meatloaf in a heart-shaped pan. (Stainless steel heart-shaped baking form: ( http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=189433 ). When its done, frost it with mashed potatoes and put some Xs and Os on it with squeeze-bottle catsup. Alternate version: Slice potatoes thin and parboil. Mix with raw hamburger and tomato soup and put in individual heart-shaped ramekins.

When cooked, pipe mashed potatoes around edge and sprinkle with cayenne or paprika.

6. Serve a “red" dinner for the kids – heart-shaped pasta with tomato sauce, make pizzas shaped like hearts, red kool aid, cinnamon hearts in hot cocoa and of course red jello hearts!

7. How to set the mood for your Valentine’s dinner for two: http://interiordec.about.com/library/weekly/aa020900a.htm .

8. Two fabulously romantic menus with recipes: http://entertaining.about.com/library/weekly/aa020700a.htm?once=true .

9. How about the “Arise My Love" cocktail? Or a dry martini shaken to waltz time? Go here: http://cocktails.about.com/library/weekly/aa012501a.htm .

10. Food alleged to be aphrodisiacs? Go here: http://entertaining.about.com/library/weekly/aa013100a.htm .

11. How to make a simple Origami heart to place on someone’s pillow: http://dev.origami.com/images_pdf/heart_sc.pdf .

12. Slip an origami note-pocket heart in your honey’s lunch box or suit pocket. Here’s how to make one: http://www.netguides.org.uk/guides/origami/heart.html .

13. How to make the “goblet fan fold" napkin for your table – yes, it’s the one you want to use! http://interiordec.about.com/library/bl_napkfold004.htm .

14. Valentine’s neck ties, socks and braces for the guys: http://interiordec.about.com/library/bl_napkfold004.htm . (Hey, women like this stuff!)

15. And don’t forget the bright red cummerbund and bowtie: http://store.yahoo.com iebar2/solcolcumbow.html .

16. Need some finery for your furry friend – rabbit, small dog, cat, or ferret. Scarves, ties, vests, bows and boas! http://www.cosettescloset.com/valwear.html .

17. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…" and other great Romantic poetry: http://www.inspirationpoint.com/ippoetry.htm .

18. Want to have an emotionally intelligent Valentine’s Day? Take the EQ Course: www.susandunn.cc/courses.htm .

19. On the other hand, would you rather rant and rave and carry on? www.zinos.com would love to hear from youFind Article, and probably a lot of other people would too! And ivillage has just the quiz for you to let it all hang out: http://quiz.ivillage.com/relationships ests/feelvalentine.htm .

20. Not in a partnership this year and looking for great ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day? Check this out: http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/article.cfm?articleid=17382&wherefrom=LOGIN .

Happy Valentine's Day

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