Valentine’s Day. Overpriced flowers, packed restaurants. tiny plates that cost wayyy too much. Sound familiar?
After one such year, I had an epiphany. Valentine’s Day means so much more to me than an expensive meal out. It’s about telling my friends and my family how much I love them, being together and sharing a meal, smiling and laughing and sharing together. And so, I started a tradition that has stood the test of time.
Every year, I set a fancy table and make a homemade Valentine meal for my family. Even when our kids were little, I lit candles and set the table with china and silver and fresh flowers, and made a delicious dinner. It was my way of telling them how much I love them. My homemade Valentine dinner has become one of my favorite family traditions, and I wouldn’t celebrate any other way.
And so, we’ve come up with two VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER MENUS that are easy, relatively inexpensive and say I LOVE YOU!
Triple Tomato and Burrata Salad
Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Chicken
Butter Lettuce and Watercress Salad
Balsamic Strawberries over Vanilla Ice Cream
The author, George Sand, said, “There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.” Isn’t that the truth? Our greatest joy comes from being with the ones we love. Valentine’s Day Dinner Menus are just the start!
Hope your day is filled with love, laughter and joy, and that you get to spend it with the ones you love most. Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!