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.
To make dinner at home extra special, set the table with fresh flowers, and pick up a nice bottle of champagne or wine to serve with your meal.
Sherry Mushroom Chicken (pictured above) is one of my favorite recipes, and it can be made in just 30 minutes. The delicious scent of the mushrooms sautéing in sherry fills your home in the most amazing way.
This Beef Tenderloin Tips with a Bourbon Mushroom Sauce is my mom’s go to recipe when we are in town, and it can be prepared in just 45 minutes.
I made this giant Steak with a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce for Charles’s birthday a few years ago, and is perfect for someone who loves steak and potatoes.
Looking for something on the healthy side? Lemon Sage Chicken poached in white wine is full of flavor and couldn’t be easier to prepare. You could serve it with rice or egg noodles, and a vegetable to create a full meal.
Looking for a creamy pasta with a bit of bacon? Make Brussels Sprout, Bacon, Shallot, Goat Cheese Pasta.
Want to try your hand at risotto? It really is easier to prepare than you might think, and this Lemon Parmesan Risotto with Chicken and Broccoli is just perfect on a cold winter’s night.
Wondering what I made for Valentine’s Day dinner last year? I made Roasted Tomato Soup with Heart Shaped Bacon. It is a simple, but really cute meal and if you wanted a shortcut, you could use store bought soup.
Dessert always makes dinner at home feel special, so either prepare dessert yourself, or pick up something from a local bakery. Magnolia Bakery is offering several Valentine’s Day specials, including these chocolate ganache topped cupcakes with sweet sayings.
Get planning everyone – we have just ten days until Valentine’s Day! Not sure you feel like cooking? I already rounded up a list of my favorite romantic Chicago eateries.