I’m not a huge fan of going out for dinner on Valentine’s day. I hate going to super busy restaurants where I feel stressed out for the waiters/waitresses, feel like I’m being rushed, and overall, I know I can cook a better meal at home. No shame!
The last two Valentine’s Day dinners we just ordered in some pizza and ate it in bed whilst watching movies. I mean, that sounds kind of perfect right? Right!
This year however, Scott will be out in the evening so I’ll be alone, drowning my sorrows in copious amounts of vegan bolognese (probably) and eating all of the chocolate. Of course I’ll leave enough chocolate to share for when he gets home, but only just enough 😉
So I got to thinking, what other ideas would make the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner, other than pizza in bed like usual? What sort of meals can I create in the years to come, just to switch things up?
Here’s what I’ve come up with!
- Fondue. Fondue is so romantic I think. A good cheese fondue with lots of veggies for dinner, and then a fruit and chocolate fondue for dessert. Yes please!
- Cheese manicotti. I good pasta dish, but not something I ever make. I feel like manicotti is meant to be made for something special. So obviously Valentine’s Day is the perfect special occasion.
- Lava Cake. I think all restaurant’s include this dessert on this special night. There is something so romantic about sharing a messy lava cake, and delicious too!
- Home made heart shaped pizza. Home made pizza is always better than take out, and shaping the dough into a heart puts in that extra special touch.
- Chocolate covered strawberries. Healthy, delicious and so easy to make. There’s no excuse not to make these.
- This one is cheesy, but it’s okay, today is the day for that! Salad with all of the veggies cut into heart shapes. I would feel so special being served this because of the special effort put into this dish!
- Bruschetta. A simple Italian dish, a finger food, and the tomatoes add in the color red. Need I say more?
- Red velvet cupcakes. Cupcakes are way cuter than a slice of cake, and red velvet screams Valentine’s.
- Eggplant Parmesan. Another classic Italian dish (is it just me, or is Italian food the ultimate romantic food?) that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. It is healthy, uses red sauce, and lots of cheese.
- A strawberry shortcake trifle. Trifle desserts show love, in my opinion. The layers, the whipped cream, the cake, cutting the fruit. It takes time and effort to make it beautiful, and should only be served to the ones you love.
What meal are you having for your Valentine’s Day dinner?