A Date to Make You Go Aaah…

…Romantic Movies and Molten Chocolate Cake.

Molten Chocolate CakeNot everyone wants to spend Valentine’s evening in an overpriced restaurant. Some of us like to curl up next to the person we love and enjoy some of life’s sweeter pleasures.

Here are a few of my suggestions for romantic movies to watch tonight, and a link to a great recipe.

An Affair to Remember — Don’t we all want someone like Cary Grant to fall in love with us?

Sabrina (the Harrison Ford/Julia Ormond remake). — When he tells her father he doesn’t deserve her, but “I need her. And I don’t need anything,” my heart melts. And the music…just lovely. Make sure you watch the Sting video of “In the Moonlight” after the credits.

Shall We Dance — This movie does it for me on so many levels, but especially the relationship between Richard Gere’s character and his wife. Probably something to do with being married to a man who doesn’t dance–not even in the kitchen.

Robin and Marian — Bittersweet tale of the legendary lovers in their golden years.

The African Queen — Crusty riverboat captain and prim, old-maid missionary. Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Mosquitos and leeches. Sigh.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s — The first time I walked into the Main Reading Room of the Public Library on Fifth Avenue in NYC, I got all verklempt. I even looked up “Varjak, Paul” in the card file, hoping they had a dummy card in there just for people like me. Moon River.

Now, pick one (or two), make individual Molten Chocolate Cakes from this recipe that originally appeared in Bon Appetit magazine, and settle in with your significant other for an evening of romance.

Come to think of it, this would make a pretty fine evening even without the significant other.


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