Romantic Dinner Ideas

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I started planning a menu of romantic dinner ideas I can make at home.  We don’t usually go out on Valentine’s Day.  It can be hard to get a babysitter, restaurants are crowded and the menus are often limited.  Instead, we usually get dinner ready, put the kids to bed a little early and have a nice dinner right at home.  Here are some romantic dinner ideas for Valentine’s Day or any date night at home.

14 Recipes for a romantic dinner at home.  Why go out when you can stay in!

To Start

This Warm Strawberry Spinach Salad from i heart naptime is perfect!  The strawberries are even shaped like hearts.

I love Caesar salad.  This Caesar salad with ciabatta croutons is one of my favorites.

This Skinny Creamy Cauliflower Soup from Domestic Superhero will warm you up without being too heavy.

Another great soup is this Broccoli Cheese Soup from Lil’ Luna.  Soup is perfect because you can make it ahead and just heat it up.

The Main Event

When we have a nice dinner in, we usually opt for beef since we don’t eat it that often.  This Beef Wellington from Cooking with Curls looks easy and delicious.

I love this dish!  This Pork Saltimbocca recipe is perfect because it can be partially made ahead of time.

This Linguine with Shrimp, Garlic and Parmigiano from Little Miss Celebration has my mouth watering!

If you are pressed for time, this Spinach, Pepper, and Chicken Sausage Pasta takes less than 30 minutes to put together.

Time for Dessert!

These Gluten Free Coconut Whipped Cream and Brownies from Sew Sweet Vintage looks amazing.  I can’t wait to try that whipped cream!

Cinnamon cupcakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day!  See what gives these Cinnamon Semi-Homemade Cupcakes from The NY Melrose Family their cinnamon flavor.

For a very impressive dessert, try this “50 Shades of Pink” – Mini Valentine Ombre Cakes from A Little Claireification.

Strawberries.  Chocolate.  Peanut butter.  Those are my three favorite things.  I may not be able to wait until Valentine’s Day for this Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue from Lemon Tree Dwelling.

To Sip On

This Valentine Moscato Float from The Taylor House could almost be a dessert too!

I might have to start the night with one of these Smirnoff Sorbet Light Sweetheart-Tinis from Hairspray and Highheels.

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