Valentine’s Day is on Sunday. My plans include nannying most of the day, so the parents of the munchkins can have a long overdue date night. However, I figured I would put together a quick and easy collection of links for things to put together a reasonably inexpensive Valentine’s Day dinner.
All of the recipes I’m featuring can be found in my recipes section, plus more, in the sidebar to the right.
I figured an easy snack or appetizer would be pesto, since it’s like four ingredients and two minutes in a blender. I like it on toast, you could cut a baguette into little rounds and top them with the pesto.
Then you could do a butternut squash soup, which can be made in the slow cooker in the morning. This recipe is vegan, but you could substitute the coconut milk with heavy cream.
After the soup, I suggest garlic roasted broccoli. Since the soup is actually pretty filling, I didn’t want to include a heavy side dish. Usually when I cook I just make one thing, not a whole meal. Because y’know, there’s just one of me.
As a main course, or rather, the only main dish I’ve chronicled, try the stuffed peppers. I personally can’t have bell peppers anymore, but my dad and brother like them.