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5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

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Valentine’s Day poses a wonderful opportunity to show your love for someone by cooking them a special meal. You don’t have to be an expert cook or baker to make something special for dinner. There are a lot of fancy, or less expensive options when it comes to making a special meal. Decide whether or not you want the ambiance to be casual, and then take it from there. You can also choose to prepare the meal entirely alone, or to prepare and enjoy it with your special someone. Decide on a menu, and take it from there.

Freshly prepared Thai food can be a fun and casual pick for a romantic meal. Thai food is loaded with fresh ingredients, and can be easily made with grocery items found in your local supermarkets or specialty store. You can get into the kitchen with your partner and start cooking up Thai food, or other types of food from Blue Apron. Blue Apron is a food delivery service, which gives you recipe cards, and all of the fresh ingredients you’ll need to prepare a delicious dinner at home. You can get 50% off your first Blue Apron delivery. Spending time in the kitchen together can be a lot of fun, and Blue Apron takes all the guesswork out of meal prep.

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You really can’t go wrong with a steak dinner. Steak can be prepared a variety of ways, and cooked just the way you like it. Make a few simple side dishes to go along with the steak, like a potato dish, and fresh veggies. Steamed veggies are easy to cook in just a few minutes, and will taste fresh and delicious with the rich cut of meat and hearty potatoes. Pair the meal with a nice glass of red wine to enhance the flavors.

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Lobster is a decadent choice for a romantic dinner. Grill it, and serve it alongside steak and fresh veggies for a surf and turf that will knock your date’s socks off. Don’t forget the butter for dipping, and the lemon wedges. Homemade biscuits or bread make a nice appetizer, and a nice crisp glass of white wine will pair nicely with the shellfish. Bed Bath and Beyond has disposable lobster bibs, which you might want to have on hand for the occasion. Eating lobster tends to get a little messy. You can save 20% off of a single item at checkout at Bed Bath and Beyond. You might even want to use the coupon for corn on the cob holders.

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Make your own pizza, or make personal pizzas together. Make a pizza bar, and have lots of different toppings available. Look for lots of interesting pizza combinations, like a Hawaiian pizza, a caprese pizza, an all meat or all veggie pizza, or whatever else you might like. It’s a fun way to get to know more about each other’s likes and dislikes when it comes to food. You could also get some fresh fruit and make a delicious dessert pizza for later on.

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Plan a simple and romantic picnic for Valentine’s Day. Grab a picnic basket and fill it with a loaf of French bread, a variety of cheeses, meats, fresh fruits, a bottle of wine, and glasses. Don’t forget to bring along a picnic blanket and a wine opener.

You can make Valentine’s Day as over the top or as low key as you want to. Keep it within your personality, and you’ll have a wonderful time celebrating the holiday with your partner.