Some people love the idea of making reservations, getting dressed up, and spending a night out on the town for Valentine’s Day. Although, if you’d rather keep it cozy at home, there’s no reason you can’t plan a romantic full-course meal from your kitchen.
You can make your Valentine’s Day meal as long or concise as you like by throwing in extra courses. If you want to include multiple starters and main courses, check out this guide to creating a 12-course menu. However, too many courses might exhaust your valentine, so we think it is probably better to stick with a simple yet romantic three-course meal.
Valentine’s Day Appetizers
There are several types of starters to choose from. You can keep it simple with a soup or salad course, or you can liven things up with an appetizer course! Something like these hearty stuffed mushrooms or this twist on the traditional bruschetta — swiss cherry bruschetta.
Whatever starter you choose, remember it’s only meant to whet the appetite and get your valentine excited for the main course. Whip up dinner early so you can use the first course to chat, reminisce, or munch together on your starters while you wait for the timer to go off on the main course.
Easy Entrées for the Main Course
More elaborate meals might consist of multiple main courses, but we suggest just choosing one. You don’t have to be a five-star chef to make a delicious entrée. Here’s a list of easy-to-nail options for kitchen beginners and experts alike. If you start early, you can try a fancy roast. Just remember to give yourself time for it to reach the desired doneness. If you’d rather spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your date, go with the classic steak dinner. This butter-basted sirloin steak is tender, juicy, and ready in only 30 minutes.
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Indulgent V-Day Desserts
Time for the chocolate. Make sure to leave room for one of these delicious valentines day desserts to share with your date. Our favorite is the molten chocolate lava cake. Although, you can opt for a simpler recipe like fudgy brownies or chocolate-dipped shortbread.
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