Next Friday is Valentine’s Day. February 14. It’s the day that you celebrate your love for your Sweetie! Chocolates, roses, and champagne are the usual celebratory gifts. I wanted to offer a Valentine’s Day Dinner menu that you can make at home in case you haven’t yet decided whether to go out or stay in.
Years ago, my husband and I stopped going out to restaurants to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We enjoy cooking for each other. Last year, I made a nice Smoked Salmon Penne dish that has gotten many rave reviews all year! And it’s far easier to have a romantic dinner at home where you can control your surroundings.
One year, I asked my husband to think about getting me something other than cut roses for Valentine’s Day. I wanted something to last longer than a few days. He surprised me with a set of five flower-fragranced candles. That’s one of the most creative gifts I’ve gotten from him (except for the Weather Station, which I dearly love). And isn’t that is what love is all about? The element of surprise?
I hope you are surprised and delighted with my suggested Valentine’s Day Dinner menu. Set your table with some heart or flower themed linens. Use tea light candles for a romantic atmosphere. And remember to chill the champagne!
From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Lovers’ Toast: Cinnamon Pecans to nibble and a sparkly Champagne in tall flutes to sip
Appetizer: Mini-toasts with Roast Beef, Horseradish Sauce, Grape Tomato Slices, Chopped Chives
Salad: Mixed greens with sliced radicchio tossed with Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette
Entree: Elegant Smoked Chicken Crepes with Spinach and Shallots
Dessert: Fresh whole strawberries dipped in Nutella (heat the Nutella until slightly melted for easier dipping)
Serve with chilled champagne or sparkling wine or perhaps a nice rose wine with this menu. Enjoy!!! (And remember to celebrate your love for your SWEETIE!)
For Nutella lovers — Amazon.com has this 11 pound Nutella offering which might last a month or two at my house!
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