Why go out to a fancy dinner when you can make one yourself?
Don’t get me wrong Kevin and I enjoy a nice meal out but nothing sounds less romantic than going out to a restaurant knowing there will be long waits and lots of people.
We’ve decided this year to make a date night for ourselves but we are not sure what we want to make for dinner yet.
I tried out a recipe tonight, a healthy recipe for chicken pot pie made in the crockpot. I’m not going to lie it wasn’t great so I am not linking the recipe but the biscuits were delicious. If you’d like to make chicken pot pie I would stick with the full fat version. I found one here. The biscuits we got from the store and just cut into heart shapes at home before we baked them.
Here are some dinner ideas I am toying with for now.
Come on you can’t go wrong here and I found a bunch of cute ideas. I saw some in heart shapes and some with pepperoni cut in heart shapes. This blog has a cute one.
#2 Chicken/Eggplant Parmesan
Most people think this meal is difficult but it is actually really easy to make at home. I saw a couple of blogs that cut the mozzarella cheese on top into hearts and I thought it was pretty cute. I like this meal because you can make it healthy and can serve it with a salad.
Here are some of the dessert ideas I’ve been thinking about too.
#1 Chocolate Fondue
I love the restaurant The Melting Pot. In college we would make ourselves dinner and then stop their for dessert to split between four people because it’s super expensive! However, now that I am thinking about it, it can’t be that hard to make yourself! Another perk is that most of the foods on the plate are actually healthy and I can kill two birds with one stone and get some food prep for lunches done too. I found a decadent homemade fondue plate here.
#2 Strawberry Cheesecake
I have a sweet tooth for all things with a dense texture; tiramisu, brownies, and cheesecake! Nothing goes better with cheesecake than strawberries! I saw this recipe and it looks really easy and delicious!
We will have to see which recipes will win out this year. Feel free to share your favorite meals to make for your loved one on Valentines Day below.