When you are dreading the crowds and expense of going out on valentine’s day but still want to impress the one you love. Opt to make a wonderful Valentine’s Dinner for Two.
(Original post date January 12, 2018 / Links and post updated November 9, 2020)
Valentine’s day is quickly approaching!! That means love will be in the air along with the crowds and waitlist at the best restaurants in town. So, make your reservation now before they get booked up, or make it simple and extra special with a homemade romantic Valentine’s dinner for two.
Valentines Day Mom Truth Talk
Call me crazy, but after being married for 10 years and having 2 kids under 10, if Valentine’s day doesn’t fall on a Friday or Saturday I really don’t want to go out. I work all day. Chase the kids all day. Run errands all day. All I want is my fat girl sweats some good food and a movie snuggled up on my cozy couch.
Now don’t get me wrong I love it when he plans special dates and when we have a date night. But sometimes a romantic Dinner for Two with a bottle of wine is all I need. No heals, no makeup, no bra, and the understanding that I am tired and just want to snuggle is enough.
Any moms out there that feel the same way?
If you do feel the same way make it an impressive, special, and cozy night with one or maybe two of these Valentine’s Dinner for Two favorites, and stay in!
Valentine’s Dinner for Two Recipes
Bacon Cheese Walnut Crusted Steak
"Bacon cheese walnut crusted steak is a simple but ever so tasty recipe that is low carb, keto, and gluten-free. The bacon, toasted walnut and cured Mahon Menorca cheese crust on top of a perfectly rubbed and pan seared steak is a heavenly experience for your taste buds!"
Instant Pot Salmon With Chili-Lime Sauce
"This is a versatile and fuss-free method of cooking salmon in the Instant Pot, whether you’re using fresh or frozen, skin on or off. This simple recipe yields tender and flaky salmon, paired with a flavorful chili-lime sauce."
Crab Stuffed Whitefish
"Crab Stuffed Whitefish is made with succulent whitefish stuffed with creamy and dreamy crab filling and topped with a lemon butter drizzle...in just 30 little minutes. "
Best Filet Mignon Recipe w/Garlic Herb Butter
"Learn how to cook the best filet mignon - pan-seared in a cast-iron skillet and finished in the oven. It's unbelievably easy and takes just 15 minutes!"
Southwest Steak Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing
"Make yourself a healthy and delicious steak salad with avocado-based dressing. It’s the perfect way to eat a well rounded low carb meal."
Pasta in Vodka Sauce | Pasta alla vodka
"Pasta in Vodka Cream Tomato sauce is just the kind of pasta with a wickedly adult kick you want to serve up for friends or a special Valentine dinner for two. Don't miss this recipe!"
Sausage and Shellfish Pasta
"There is nothing better after a long day than a nice big bowl of pasta that is unless you have a nice big bowl of Sausage and Shellfish Pasta."
Dijon Scallops with Mushrooms and Onion Spaghetti
"These Dijon Scallops with Mushroom and Onion Spaghetti is a quick simple dish you can whip up in under 30 minutes and limited dishes to be washed!"
Cherry Balsamic Chicken with an Orange Twist
"Simple yet fancy weeknight chicken. This Cherry Balsamic Chicken with an Orange Twist is tangy, bright with a slightly sweet finish perfect meal to wow your family during a busy week. "
How to Cook Lobster Tails Perfectly Each Time
"Learn how to cook lobster tails with lemon garlic butter and a parmesan bread crumb topping, cooked via broiling in the oven."
"Is a deliciously golden brown, crispy and sticky skinned duck that is all around sweet (and just a hint of spicy) - plus the potatoes cooked in the duck fat are an added savory bonus. Serve with a kiss, whenever you decide to celebrate Valentine's day (or just a fancy date night in!)."
Pan-Seared Mahi-Mahi with Pineapple Salsa
"Need an easy & healthy fish recipe? Try this pan-seared mahi-mahi (a neutral-tasting white fish) topped with fresh pineapple salsa. Serve it with your favorite sides for a quick weeknight meal in less than 30 minutes."
Date Night Gnocchi
"A simple 30-minute dish featuring chicken, butternut squash, and kale combined in a creamy alfredo sauce and topped with grated parmesan cheese."
Easy Baked Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
"Just 4 ingredients needed for this easy Parmesan crusted tilapia recipe in the oven. Add veggies for a sheet pan dinner. Only 15 minutes start to finish!"
Chocolate Strawberry Chicken and Tortellini
"A simple delectable spin on every girl's favorite chocolate-covered strawberry dessert now turned into the perfect date night dish. Simple has never looked so fancy!"
Thank you to all the bloggers who submitted recipes and participated in Valentine’s Dinner for Two round-up and a special thank you for letting me use their photos to make this round-up that much yummier!!
I hope you conquer the challenge of getting those kids to bed just a little early tonight and are able to enjoy some peaceful time with your significate other. It is like kids can sense you want alone time and that is when the kiddos need you the most. Ya, Know!!!
If you would like some more Valentine’s Day Recipes, make sure you check out Valentine’s Sweet Treat, Romantic Night In, and for some family fun Family Valentine’s.
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