Valentine’s Day is a perfect holiday to serve your loved ones tasty treats. Although we all love snacks, it’s probably a good idea to eat something a little more substantial if you don’t want to get sick from all that sugar! A lot of people go out to super expensive restaurants, exchange flashy gifts, and pretty much make Valentine’s Day about extravagance. If it were up to me, I’d say “save your money and cook at home!’ It’s much more intimate. Taking a little time and effort to prepare food is a great way to show someone that you love them and it instantly creates a romantic atmosphere. Girls think that guys who can cook are sexy and guys like a woman who can feed them! You can’t go wrong! Win win!

So, here is a Valentine’s Day menu put together with recipes found on Feeding My Folks :

 

Breakfast:

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I think it’s mandatory to have sweets throughout the day…so you might as well start it off with vanilla pudding parfaits with blueberries! It’s slightly sweet, but still mellow enough to be a breakfast food. The granola will fill you up while the blueberries provide bursts of freshness in each bite.  This recipe can also be made the night before, so you don’t need to worry about waking up super early to make breakfast for your loved one!

 

Lunch:

B.L.Brie is an amazing sandwich, so don’t be fooled by its simplicity! The bacon is sweet and crispy, lettuce and apples give some crunch, and the brie gives you that silky cheese goodness we all love. It’s an elegant sandwich without all the fuss.

 

Snack:

Valentine’s Day this year is on a weekday, so I think it’s a cute idea to send your valentine to work with some chocolate goodies. Sea salt chocolate truffles are fancy but comforting…so it’s the perfect bite sized snack to keep them thinking about you all day long.

 

 

Dinner:

Okay, dinner time. You worked hard all day so you’re tired…but don’t stress out, you can totally make a great meal for your V-Day dinner! Toss together a delicious strawberry spinach salad with a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar (the strawberries are bright red, which is great for Valentine’s Day).

 

If that amazing salad wasn’t enough, your loved one will be in awe when you serve rosemary raspberry balsamic grilled chicken along with it! Marinate the chicken all day while you’re at work and you’re guaranteed to have a succulent, juicy piece of chicken when grilled.  It pairs amazingly with the salad, and keeps you feeling satisfied but not weighed down.

 

 

Dessert:

A lot of people will insist on having chocolate covered chocolate with more chocolate and a side of chocolate for dessert on Valentine’s Day…but let me propose something new. Peanut butter popcorn. Just hear me out – after dinner, you and your valentine can mix up a big batch of this sweet, delicious, warm crunchy popcorn, then cuddle up on the couch to watch a romantic movie next to a fire. With this dessert, you aren’t weighed down and bloated for any other romantic *ehem* activities you have planned on Valentine’s Day night! haha

 

That’s the menu! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Yours Truly,

Stephen

 

 

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