Since this is Valentine’s week I decided to do things a bit different. Instead of what we had last week ( I didn’t cook much) I decided to post a couple different Ideas for Valentine’s Day meals at home.
Menu one is for the family. All of my grand-kids and my son love lasagna. I leave that to him or a big box of Stouffers and a salad. But spaghetti is a simple fix and easy to adjust for a small family or large. You can even make it gluten-free. Several of the new products on the market are quite good and I have used them and no one’s been the wiser. You can just boil a box of spaghetti noodles drain put in a bowl, bake a bag of meatballs, and cook a jar or can of sauce. That’s a good, fast way to do it. Add some garlic bread, a salad and you are good to go. if you have more time put your crockpot to use try this one. https://www.layersofhappiness.com/moms-crockpot-spaghetti-sauce/ or a nice baked Ziti for a change https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/baked-ziti-with-thick-rich-meat-sauce-256691 Again add a salad maybe steamed broccoli garlic bread and you have a nice meal. And I like serving red for Valentine’s Theme. For
If it is just you and hubby you can go more romantic. Make T-bone or Rib-eye steaks, bake potatoes and a salad. Or Salmon, baked potato and a salad. Or surf and turf..Ribeye or fillet with tilapia or shrimp. Just google up a simple recipe.
https://tasty.co/recipe/salmon-dinner-for-two Has a great recipe for a complete dinner and I love this site!
Here is a great looking surf and turf meal for two
For desert how about a simple Texas sheet cake ( my favorite)
A lava cake is easier than you think, add a scoop of good vanilla bean ice-cream two spoons and you have a restaurant worthy, sexy dessert. I love the Pioneer woman recipes
Or a devil’s food or milk chocolate from a box if time is short.
As you see, a romantic, or fun Valentine’s dinner is easy and quick. So stay home this year, save some money, and enjoy!
Are you going out this year or cooking at home? What do you plan on cooking?
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Your suggestions sound like fun Valentine’s Day dinners. Pecans and chocolate in the Texas Sheet Cake could very well be the key to my heart. Enjoy!
I love this cake! there is a peanut butter version too!
You are so inspirational! Not to mention energetic. Great post.