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Valentines Day Dinner Ideas

Posted by: Mira Roberts
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Spending Valentine’s Day at your favorite restaurant is certainly special, but it isn’t quite as intimate as dining in at home with a meal prepared by you with love. Whether you want to avoid restaurant crowds or you’re simply searching for a way to have quiet, connected time with your special someone, cooking a meal together at home for Valentine’s Day is a perfect way to celebrate the holiday of love.

You don’t have to be an expert cook to prepare a delicious meal that will make your loved one swoon. We’ve searched the internet to find classic recipes that are as easy to prepare as they are to love. Many of these recipes can be prepared alone or with your partner, and we’ve even chosen a dish made for your crockpot, so you can celebrate after work without the fuss.

Celebrate your special someone with a home-cooked meal made from the heart and with your own two hands, and create any one of these decadent and delicious Valentine’s Day dinner recipes.

Surf-N-Turf for Two
Treat your loved one to a decadent, fancy meal at home, made just for the two of you with love, and whip up this classic Valentine’s Day dish from Today. It’s important to pick up quality meat and seafood before you get to cooking, but once you have your ingredients, you’ll be able to sear, cook and serve to your special someone without too much fuss.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Since Valentine’s Day falls on a weeknight this year, you may be in search of a hearty, delicious meal that you can prep and serve easily in the midst of a busy work-week. This delightful mushroom beef stew from Genius Kitchen is precisely that! Prep the dish in the morning and come home ready to savor with your beloved.

Herb-Crusted Flank Steak with Cherry Tomatoes and Olives
This hearty, savory dish will pair perfectly with your favorite glass of red wine or a pale ale, and will require some time before cooking to properly marinate the steaks. Once you get cooking, the work will be in grilling the steaks to your desired tenderness, and voila! Your beloved and you can sit back and enjoy a dish as lovable as the two of you!

Spinach and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
This simple yet satisfying dish is filled with flavor from both power-packed greens and gooey goat cheese. Your loved one will need to sit down to dinner with a hearty appetite if you plan to serve this decadent dish on Valentine’s Day. After just a few bites, they’ll be swooning for their food almost as much as they swoon for you.

Brown Butter Scallops with Polenta
Want to treat your beloved to a delicious italian meal at home this Valentine’s Day? This savory and rich scallop recipe with gooey polenta will win their heart from the start. If you’ve never cooked scallops before, you’ll want to pay close attention to the instructions on what type of scallops to purchase and how to best cook them for a perfect sear. Polenta is pretty easy to prepare, but there are good tips in this recipe to make yours perfect for your perfect-for-you someone.

Parmesan Risotto with Roasted Shrimp
We love this creamy, delicious and easy-to-make risotto dish for it’s delicate flavors and fancy presentation, and your honey will love it because it tastes incredible and you can make it together! Risotto is pretty easy to make as long as you have time to spend slowly stirring it in the kitchen, and it’s a dish you might not eat at home often.

Beef Wellington
Those who prefer to make a traditional, hearty dish created with love will want to take a look at this delightful beef wellington recipe from Gordon Ramsey. Delicate, rich and filled with tender meat and herbaceous flavors, you’re beloved will swoon for this meal almost as much as they swoon for you!

Spiced Pork Tenderloin
Prepare a flavorful meal packed with spice and tender meat for your beloved when you whip up this spiced pork tenderloin dish from Country Living. Clove, peppercorns and sage give this delicious pork dish the zing you’re loved one prefers, and you’ll certainly warm his or her heart by way of a satisfied tummy when this meal is finished.

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Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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