Fantastic Holiday Recipes for Two

 

In this day and age, more and more couples are going childless. There are multiple reasons why this is so. It comes as no surprise that financial restrictions dominate the list. There are just so many prenatal and postnatal expenses to consider! Not to mention, child care without immediate support is challenging.

 

Some people admit that they are not cut out to be parents due to their lack of patience. Others are dismayed with the direction that parenting has taken today. Whatever their personal reasons are, couple can still thrive in their relationships.

 

A 2014 study showed that childless couples ate most of their meals at home than otherwise. To strengthen your bond, here are some holiday recipes that you can cook together:

 

Well-beloved Appetizer

  Potato Wedges Fantastic Holiday Recipes for Two  

Filipinos go gaga for potatoes. This is why stalls of fried and mashed potatoes are booming like mushrooms. Make a pleasant appetizer by gathering these ingredients:

 

1 Large Potato

Olive Oil (placed in a spray bottle)

1/4 Tablespoon Of Salt

Cayenne Pepper (substitute: Tabasco Sauce or Chilli Flakes)

1/3 Cup Of Sour Cream

1/2 Teaspoon Of Horseradish (substitute: Grated Ginger)

Bacon

 

Start by piercing the potato and putting it on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave it under high temperature until it is almost tender. Cut the potato into 8 wedges. You must bake these wedges by preparing a baking sheet coated with oil spray. Spray some of the olive oil to the wedges as well. Drizzle the salt and cayenne pepper. Bake the potatoes for 20 to 25 minutes or until it reaches the “golden brown” state.

 

The dip is made by mixing the sour cream, horseradish, and diced bacon. Serve this on the side along with the potato wedges.

 

Hearty Main Course

 
Lemon Rosemary Chicken Fantastic Holiday Recipes for Two

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Enjoy a gluten-free Lemon Rosemary Chicken meal by sparing at least 30 minutes of your day. Start by preparing these ingredients:

 

4 Large Chicken Thighs

3 Tablespoons Of Olive oil

1 Tablespoon Dried Rosemary

1 Lemon (sliced)

1 Teaspoon Of Salt

1 Teaspoon Of Black Pepper

 

You have to read the following steps carefully as it can be confusing. Before preparing your delicious appetizer, you may marinate the chicken thighs. Generously shower the thighs with olive oil, lemon, salt, rosemary, and pepper. Put it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to 4 hours.

 

Start by preheating the oven to 350°F. Preheat the cast-iron pan too. Then, remove the excess oil of the chicken thighs and place these in a pan (skin-side down). It is alright to sear the lemon with the chicken. Flip to the other side of the chicken once one side is golden brown (i.e., about 4 minutes).

 

Put the chicken thighs into a baking dish. Bake these for at least 20 minutes. When you are happy with the texture, take it out. Let it cool down before serving.

 

Tempting Dessert

 
Brownies Fantastic Holiday Recipes for Two

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To indulge on every bit of your chocolatey fingers, bake the goodness of the “Romantic Chocolate Brownies”. Please assemble the following ingredients:

 

4 Square Semi-sweet Baking Chocolate

3 Large Eggs

2 Cups Of Sugar

1 Cup of Flour

1 and 1/2 Sticks Of Butter

1 Teaspoon Of Pure Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Of Chopped Pecan Nuts (Substitute: Walnuts)

 

Make yummy batch of brownies by melting the butter and chocolate over low heat. Add sugar, eggs, and flour in the mix. Stir these thoroughly. Put the pecan nuts and vanilla extract next. Finally, you may pour the mixture into a floured and greased baking dish. Bake the brownies at 350°F for about 25 minutes. When you are done, wait at least 15 minutes before cutting into bite-sized pieces.

 

You can cultivate a beautiful Noche Buena tradition even if there is just two of you! What is important is that you can count on each other.

Anna Agoncillo

Anna is a Registered Psychometrician and a graduate of Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. Earning a bachelor's degree with honors in Psychological Studies, lead her to a career of writing and teaching. She is also the author of the new book entitled Psychology of Love, Money, & Life.

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