Planning to cook up a romantic meal for two on Valentine’s Day? I have created a Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu Guide filled with recipes that are sure to impress your significant other – without requiring you to spend your whole day in the kitchen.
Valentine’s Day is the second busiest day of the year at restaurants. Only Mother’s Day is busier! Skip the loud crowded restaurants and cook a special dinner at home instead. Put some music on, pour some wine, and cook together.
Step 1: Make Dinner at Home Feel Special
You can make dinner at home feel a bit more special by setting the table with flowers and candles. Add a table runner or a table cloth. Break out the silver and your fancy wine glasses.
Another way that a meal at home can feel more celebratory is to start the night by mixing up a cocktail. We usually just sip beer or wine at home, so when I go to the effort of making a cocktail is feels more special since it isn’t part of our normal routine.
Making an appetizer is another way to differentiate Valentine’s Day dinner from the ordinary dinner at home.
Step 2: Plan a Menu
I included a variety of recipes on this list. Most are so easy that even beginner cooks can prepare them with ease. Some are more advanced or time-consuming. All of these recipes can be scaled to serve just two people.
I think that dessert is essential on Valentine’s Day. I included some simple no-bake recipes for two on the list, plus some small-batch desserts since it doesn’t really make sense to make a whole cake or pie for two.
If you want to give sweets as a gift, I did include my easy recipe for homemade truffles.
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