Champagne, long-stemmed red roses, and reservations at the hottest spot in town: are those the things that Valentine’s Day dreams are made of? If you’re anything like me, the answer is “kind of.” For me, an ideal Valentine’s Day dinner is all about bubbly, an amazing steak, and my hubbie, of course.
Just as every family has their own holiday traditions, every girl’s dream Valentine’s Day will be different. Since my birthday falls in the days after Valentine’s Day, and because I’m frugal at heart, a Valentine’s Day dinner at home is my favorite way to spend the evening. Add a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and I’m set.
- As you and your love cook together, snack on my favorite spiced nuts while sipping a cold glass of champagne.
- Then fire up the oven, because it’s time for steakhouse steaks.
- For something green, toss together this easy Caesar salad.
- For the side, add a decadent asparagus risotto.
- End the evening with homemade chocolate ice cream topped with caramel sauce.
This menu comes together easily and is reminiscent of a fine steak house dinner. And guess what? With the money you save on staying in, your loved one will have plenty left over to splurge on a lovely gift for you. Diamonds, anyone?
Liz Schmitt says
Oh, yum – I’m doing a scallops in cream this year but steak is what it is at – once I can wield a knife post-op…And I will always take a diamond 😉
Liz Schmitt says
sorry – one-handed typing skills using the wrong hand…
Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) says
Our first wedding anniversary is today, so we’re heading out to one of our favourite restaurants (also the place we got married and had our first dinner as husband and wife). Then tomorrow for Valentine’s day we’re heading out to another hot restaurant for brunch, but are cooking dinner at home. We’re making seared salmon on wild rice with a curried sauce. The next day is a holiday for us, so we’re cooking another nice meal – scallops and lamb chops with pink mashed potatoes (beet and dill mashed into them).