A Menu Fit For You and Your Sweetheart

Keeping things simple this year? We know how that goes — now all eyes are on you. Impress your lucky guest with this menu of light and easy courses.

First course:

Roast slices of sugar pumpkin, layer with tender kale leaves and radishes, then dollop with whipped goat cheese for a vibrant salad.

Second course:

Hash up some poppy seed-flecked Brussels sprouts with this easy recipe from Union Square Café.

Main course:

Since stuffing shouldn't be left out, get inventive and add it to apple-marinated pork chops, with rosemary and parsley for herbal effect.

Dessert:

Stick to the stovetop for dessert and prepare a creamy panna cotta that seals deals with an orange raspberry sauce spiced with nutmeg and cloves.