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Ideas for an elegant but simple vegetarian dinner -plenty of catches...


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Ideas for an elegant but simple vegetarian dinner -plenty of catches...

janetofreno | Dec 18, 2013 12:32 AM

I have been reading cookbooks and recipe ideas, and I am totally coming up blank. Here's the scenario: my anniversary is the weekend after New Year's, and we are headed up to a favorite romantic but remote getaway cabin. When I say remote, I mean 17 miles from the nearest place where food can be purchased, 100 miles from a supermarket, and probably 200 miles from any elegant restaurants. And snow is a distinct possibility, so we might not even want to drive even the 17 miles.

But I would like to make a special meal for hubby for our special day. And the cabin kitchen is well-equipped. Generous breakfast supplies are provided, so there will be extra milk and eggs should I need it for a recipe. And there are basic spices, oil, butter, etc. But anything else I need I have to buy in advance and bring with me, and since we plan on leaving as soon as I get off work the day before I probably will be doing the shopping two or three days ahead of time.

DH says he's happy with a soup and salad, but I feel I can do better. I can always bring an elegant pre-purchased desert (or maybe just some really good chocolates)....but what to do for a main dish? DH does eat some seafood, but I am concerned about freshness given the four hour drive.

Any ideas? I am drawing a blank....DH will eat dairy, and as I said before, occasionally fish, but a vegetarian menu is best.....

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