Dining out on V-day is becoming more frantic and less romantic. Waiting in long lines for a table can kill anyone’s mood. The only thing worse is waiting an additional hour for your food after you’ve finally been seated at a not so clean table. You don’t want to put too much pressure on the wait staff because two servers called in “sick” and one quit. You understand how your server must be feeling although it’s not your fault or problem. And you just hate seeing the pompous, magisterial condescending guy at the other table being rude to the server in an attempt to impress his date.
While you may not be able to change the world on Valentine’s Day, you can change the outcome of your own evening by avoiding the hassle of a restaurant on the busiest day of the year. Instead of going out to a fancy restaurant to celebrate your love, have a nice dinner at home!
If the idea of using your stove for anything other than pizza rolls frightens you, don’t worry. There are many fancy, but simple dishes that even the person who can’t boil water can make.
Here are a few suggestions for your romantic V-day dinner! Also good for any date night. Bon appetite!
Steak and potatoes
Steak and potatoes is a great, romantic dinner. Just make sure to ask your boo how they like their steak before you over (or under) cook it! You can pan-sear it or stick it in the oven. And you can do baked potatoes or mashed potatoes. Just add some green beans or asparagus on the side.
Roasted chicken is a classic. In many cases, chicken is easy and boring, but roasted chicken is heavenly and filled with seasoning. This is a great way to win your valentine over. Just add salad, asparagus, and/or mashed potatoes. Pair this with a dry Riesling or Gewurztraminer.
You can’t go wrong with pasta. Chicken Alfredo. Baked Ziti. Spaghetti. All oldies, but goodies. But lasagna rolls gives you all the yumminess of lasagna without all the work. It’s quick and easy and individually wrapped! This one is perfectly good on it’s own, but you could add a Caesar salad or mixed veggies on the side. Also garlic bread would be a great addition.
Who doesn’t like tacos??? Tacos are everything. Tacos are life. Make some homemade tacos and your s/o will love your for life. You can even add some nachos or chips and salsa if you’re feeling fancy! Black beans and Mexican rice would also be good sides for this meal. But it’s tacos, so you don’t even have to have a side!
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