Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's Day Menu...Ideas??

This will be our first Valentine's Day as a married couple - and our sixth V-Day together. We've always gone out to dinner to celebrate, but restaurants are usually crowded and service is never up to par. This year I thought that maybe we could start a new tradition as newlyweds - cooking a meal together at home. We'll put on Frank Sinatra (a tradition since the beginning), light some candles, dress in nice clothing, and enjoy one another while we eat, instead of overhearing the convos of the couples around us.

I'd like to make something that I have never tried on my own before, so I have been browsing websites and cookbooks for the last few weeks. I have yet to finalize our menu (mainly b/c I can't decide what to make), but here are some of my ideas - most of the recipes are from the Food Network website.

Crab stuffed mushrooms
Artichoke Pesto on Ciabatta
Crab Cakes with Lemon-Dill Sauce

Arugula Salad with Pear, Blue Cheese and Apricot Vinaigrette
Grilled Romaine w/ Blue Cheese Bacon Vinaigrette

Arugula and Romaine Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
Main Course Options

Strawberries, Bananas, Marshmallows w/ Classic Chocolate Fondue

If you are staying in for Valentine's Day with a loved one, or even a friend, what will you be cooking in your kitchen??


  1. Last Valentine's, Tyler stayed in his kitchen ALL day preparing me a fantastic meal!
    I think most his recipes came from the food network too. He made some stuffed chicken that was soooo good, but the thing I remember the most is some asian type grilled asparagus

  2. We love staying in for Valentine's Day. And we'll be making YOUR shrimp pasta!

  3. I totally owe you a big thank you for posting the link to Paula D's Red Velvet cake. I made it, but instead of a cake I made cupcakes. AMAzing!