Valentine’s Dinner at Home

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valentine's dinner

Valentine’s Dinner has become somewhat of a tradition at our house.  Years ago before B was born my hubby and I tried to celebrate Valentine’s Day by going out to dinner. We haven’t gone out on V-Day since.  It’s the 2nd busiest day of the year for restaurants after Mother’s Day.   Instead, I started making a special dinner for us instead. It’s a quick & easy menu that is just as good as any visit to a restaurant, without the waiting.

Valentine’s Dinner Menu

  • Mixed Salad Greens with Grape Tomatoes & Balsamic Dressing
  • Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta
  • Strawberries with Chocolate Fondue
  • Wine

Shrimp Scampi

Photo Credit: MyRecipes.com

The shrimp scampi is delicious, easy to make and my child loves it!  The recipe is from Cooking Light, bonus for eating healthy!

Chocolate Fondue with Strawberries

Chocolate Fondue

The chocolate fondue is another Cooking Light recipe.  Instead of rinsing the strawberries I use a wet paper towel to wipe them down so they aren’t watery.  If you slice them down the middle they kind of look like hearts.

For Valentine’s breakfast these heart-shaped cinnamon rolls from Poppies at Play I found on Pinterest are a fun and delicious idea.  Instead of making them from scratch I usually buy the pre-made dough in the refrigerated section and just re-roll them into a heart shape.

Heart shaped cinnamon rolls

Photo Credit:  Poppies At Play

That’s our sweet and simple Valentine’s.  What does your family do to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

 

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