Sunday, February 7, 2010

Valentine's Dinner At Home

Valentine's Day is just a week away & for a lot of us that means a dinner for two. Matt & I have typically gone out on Valentine's but decided this year to stay home. Often the restaurants are completely booked so you're dealing with a rushed staff & a crowded restaurant. Plus many times you a paying a premium for eating out on this holiday.
He Holds My Heart
We thought many of you are probably in the same mood this year so we wanted to offer up some ideas for recipes for special meals. Since we are typically cooking just for two most of these recipes are already sized down for you.

Valentine's Day is on a Sunday this year so why not treat your sweetie to a special breakfast...
Bacon & Egg Bread Pudding
Bacon & Egg Bread Pudding
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Apple Waffles

Most of these dinner for two ideas look & taste really special but are a cinch to make.
Steakhouse dinner at home
Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Creamed Leeks & Greens
Miso Glazed Salmon
Pan Seared Duck Breast
Lamb with Balsamic Sauce
Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Brussels Sprouts
Sweet Potato Ravioli & Spinach in Cream Sauce
Espresso Glazed Steak
Steak Diane with Potato & Onion Gratins
Seafood Stew

What Valentine's Day is complete without something sweet?
Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate Mousse for Two
Dobos Torte
Red Hot Brownies
Chocolate Valentino
Drunken Strawberry Shortcakes with Coffee Whipped Cream

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George Gaston said...

kat & Matt... you two should open a small candlelit cafe, specializing in romantic dinners. All of these ideas are spectacular and perfect for Valentines. Thanks...

Stacey Snacks said...

We always stay in for V day.
It's so silly to waste all that money and eat mediocre food.
I like the breakfast idea!

Megan said...

Usually we stay in but this year we opted to move Valentine's dinner to Friday so we can eat at a fancy place. With a kid we don't get out as much as we'd like so it's worth being flexible.

Beth (jamandcream) said...

Staying in is the new going out!! Hubby is cooking for me this year!

Lori said...

That breakfast bread pudding sounds so good. We typically stay in for V-day for all of the reasons you mentioned.

Peter M said...

Steak works for me...with a shrimp or lobster tail on the side! ;)

Kris said...

We don't celebrate V'day, but your Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is on the menu for tonight. Can't wait for dinner!

Lori said...

We go and celebrate on a different day. All of these look delcious.

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