Post # 1
We hate to go out to dinner on really crowded nights (like V-Day) so we’ll definitely be staying in this weekend. Anyone else have this plan?
I’m thinking of making an appetizer or buying some good cheese for ‘happy hour’ (we like to have a cocktail and a snack when we get home from work – no TV or computer allowed!).
Then ceasar salads with homemade croutons
Followed by fettuccini alfredo florentine (a recipe from Cooking Light Magazine that I add spinach and garlic to: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=104748560967)
And some kind of dessert with chocolate (got any suggestions?)
Anyone else cooking this weekend?
Post # 3
I am! But I haven’t decided what to make yet. Hmm. I should really get on that.
Your meal sounds yummy!! I hope you’re planning on having a nice bottle of wine too 🙂
Post # 4
Oh yes, of course. I meant to write that. My hubby is responsible for the wine.
And this is all contingent on me getting dug out to go to the grocery store and them actually having ingredients! Otherwise it’s cold cereal for us! 😉
Post # 5
I cooked for our anniversary (I made SUCH an awesome dinner!) so I’m taking a little break from cooking (I cook nearly every night of the week)
But we’re going to a hole-in-the-wall place with no Valentine’s specials or pre-fixe or any of that nonsense ;o)
Post # 6
YUM!!! We, too, are staying in and making dinner together. We love date nights when we can stay home and cook, play games, watch movies, etc.
What about doing chocolate covered strawberries & pretzels?! YUM… and easy to make!
I think we’re going to make twice baked potatoes with either filet mignon or some form of delicious chicken! With some brocolli and homemade bread on the side! Man, I better get crackin’ on a recipe!! I’m slacking ;]
I’m making little mini cupcakes for desert and putting them in a heart shaped candy box!
Post # 7
My hubby and I take turns every year cooking. This year is his year, so can’t wait to see what he cooks up! 🙂
Post # 8
We’re going to do an elaborate Valentine’s Day dinner at home. We’ll start with something that has cheese, definitely French Onion soup and some kind of a dessert. I am looking forward to popping open a nice bottle of wine that my fiance got me for Christmas, he has a nice bottle of scotch for himself and some cigars. I am really looking forward to it!
We’ll do dinner out the weekend after.
Post # 9
I made an awesome dessert last year of melted chocolate which I mixed with pieces of meringue and then chilled in the fridge. It was hugely decadent and felt good! Or you could make heart cake!! I saw this today on a baking community and it looks amazing! Maybe do it early and then whip it out as a surprise dessert?
Heart cake with tutorial!
Post # 10
We are doing a nice valentines day dinner at our house with one of my bridesmaids and her boyfriend. I’m excited! She and I are going to buy lots of yummy stuff and cook, then watch some cheesy movies. No idea what we’re going to make though… we all like seafood so that’s definitely an option.
Post # 11
You know, we don’t really “do” valentines day, but I thought a nice traditional sunday dinner would be nice (especially since he’ll be at drill the following weekend and i’ll be out of town and we don’t really do dinner during the week with our schedules).
@Littlemissmoo, every time somebody mentiones Meringue, I think of Eton Mess and I salivate all over myself!
Steak is always a popular contendor in our house, as are these really big shrimp we keep frozen. But since I’m seriously watching what I eat right now, we may do something like grilled shrimp and a nice salad. I dunno. Maybe homemade pizza–we really like that!
Since i’ll be baking and freezing cakes for my friend’s baby shower, I woudln’t be surprised if I make a little extra batter for the two of us and have a mini cake. You can have cake if you don’t splurge on dinner, right? Especially if you go to spin at 10:15am, right? =] I just realized…no wonder that damn class was empty SUnday morning, HAHA! Eveyrone’ll be in bed, having sexy time and i’ll be at the gym =]
Post # 12
im cooking… i dont know what im making but im cooking … the budget doesnt allow us to go out to eat
Post # 13
We’re making Valentine’s Day brunch for our families (7 adults, 3 kids, heaven help me!). For dinner, our wedding caterer/personal chef we hire once a year for FI’s birthday is having a Valentine’s Day special, so he’s dropping a three course meal off at the house for us that we just have to throw in the oven! I’m SO excited!!!! Something tells me we’re putting my stepson to bed early…. LOL!
Post # 14
i definitely am, i haven’t finalized a menu yet, but i’ll definitely be using fresh veggies and the jumbo tiger shrimp that Future Mother-In-Law bought for us yesterday! 🙂
we are going out to dinner on Friday before a jazz concert, but on Sunday – 2/14, we will be dining in and watching ‘valentine’s day’ can’t wait!
Post # 15
Hubby is making me dinner and I’m going to make him breakfast. Don’t know what we’re having yet but I’m excited 🙂
Post # 16
we’re having our tasting at our venue. no cooking for me!