You can’t always get the logistics of a night out to line up in your favor. But that doesn’t mean you can’t recreate the same enchanting feeling of a table for two in a dimly lit room from the comfort of your own home. Spread the holiday table cloth over the dining room table and break out the good China (or just, you know, something not made of paper). A pair of nice taper candles and a little mood music will go a long way towards transforming the atmosphere.
You know the old adage, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”? It’s true, but there’s no need to stop there. Vamp up your style and be a feast for his eyes while preparing a feast for his plate. Protect your little black dress with a funky-cute retro apron while cooking. If you’re feeling daring – and not particularly concerned about getting to the food portion of dinner - wear heels, the apron and nothing else. You’re sure to enjoy yourself at the dinner table…and on the kitchen floor and against the wall…but, I digress.
Whether it’s a special occasion or a run-of-the-mill Monday, make it an affair to remember. Enjoy the sensual pleasures of cooking together; tasting the sauces, touching as you maneuver around each other in the small space, turning up the heat, literally and figuratively, while you exchange sexy glances.
Just remember, Bombshells, romance is a state of mind, not a location on a map. You can create a sensual and seductive setting, any time and anywhere. Below is a delicious recipe sure to whet your appetite and tantalize your taste buds.
Stuffed Chicken Breasts and Asparagus Risotto
2-3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
3-4 cup diced Mediterranean Organic Gourmet Red Peppers (Fire Roasted)
1/4 cup low-fat feta
1 cup white wine
1 bunch of fresh asparagus
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butterfly, then tenderize chicken breasts with a meat mallet. Combine spinach, red peppers and feta together in a mixing bowl. Spoon mixture into center of chicken breasts, roll and secure at seam with a tooth pick. Prepare 8×8 baking dish with organic extra virgin olive oil cooking spray. Set stuffed chicken breasts in baking dish, seam side down. Pour white wine over chicken and cook for 30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Meanwhile, prepare risotto as directed. Cut asparagus tips from stalks and steam until tender. Blend asparagus tips in gently and top with shaved Parmesan. Serve immediately.
“The Bombshell Mommy” is written by Abigail Blank, romance author and mother of three. Frozen Heart and its sequel, Melted Tears, are published under her pen name: Annabelle Blume. Got a question about how to juggle it all and still be a Bombshell? Email Abigail at email@example.com, connect with her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @Bombshell_Mommy and look for her on Pinterest.