Looking for new things to try with your Amazon Echo?
Are you bored with the “normal” features of the Amazon Echo? Are you looking for something new to try?
Why not let Alexa help you plan a romantic dinner?
What could possibly go wrong?
Romantic dinner date at home with Alexa
- Hue (Connect your Hue to Alexa)
- Nest (Connect your Nest to Alexa)
Enable the following Alexa Skills:
- Use the AllRecipes skill to find recipes for specific dinners or search by ingredient. "Alexa, ask AllRecipes for a grilled asparagus recipe"
- Use Mixologist to find the ingredients of your favorite drink. You can also find cocktails based on specific ingredients that you already have. "Alexa, ask Mixologist how to make an Old Fashioned," or "Alexa, ask Mixologist what cocktails I can make with rum."
- Make a shopping list that includes all of the ingredients that you will need to cook a romantic dinner and make drinks. "Alexa, add steak to my groceries list"
- Order flowers: "Alexa, ask 1-800-FLOWERS to order a dozen roses."
- Set up a romantic lighting scene in your dining room with the Phillips Hue app, give it a name
- Set up a playlist in Spotify or Amazon music with romantic songs
Several Days in Advance:
- Time to cook dinner. You can ask the All Recipes skill to help you cook. Repeat, “Alexa, ask All Recipes for a grilled asparagus recipe” and she will walk you through each step.
- Need to set a timer while you cook the steak? "Alexa, set a timer for 10 minutes."
- Need to do a unit conversion when you're making the fancy chocolate dessert? "Alexa, how many cups are in 8 oz?"
- Is it getting too hot in the kitchen? "Alexa, ask Nest to turn the thermostat to 72 degrees"
- Getting nervous about your date? "Alexa, deep breath"
- When your date arrives, set the mood with lights. "Alexa, turn on scene dinner"
- Don't forget to set the mood with music as well. "Alexa, play my romantic playlist"
On the evening of your date:
- If you do not have Philips Hue or Nest, you can use any Alexa-compatible smart thermostat or bulbs. Check out our resources page for ideas.
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