Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! What are your plans? Headed to your favorite restaurant? Staying in? Why not make an easy dinner at home for your valentine? While it may sound complicated (and expensive) to make a meal that’s fancier than usual, we promise it isn’t!
Our DIY Valentine’s Day meal is quick and easy. Just pick up a few premade items at your local grocery store and dress them up for a special night.
To make your at-home Valentine’s Day meal memorable, start by planning ahead. Put a small table for two in your living room for a change of pace. Place a new linen on the table and light two candles (we recommend red) to set the mood. Set the table with cloth napkins, your best silverware, and dust off that china hiding in your cabinet. Add a wine or champagne glass and your table is ready! Want to go the extra mile? Write your menu on a card and place it on the plates. How simple is that?!
Here is your menu and grocery list, along with estimated cost:
Baby Greens Salad with Pears and Gorgonzola
Nancy’s Chicken Cordon Bleu Strudel
Chocolate Pudding with Raspberries and Cream
Hannaford Express Pear Gorgonzola Salad Kit $2.99
Puff Pastry Sheets $4.69
Premade Mashed Potatoes $3.99
4 Slices Swiss Cheese $2.99
4 Slices of Deli Ham $3.69
1 Jar Alfredo Sauce $3.99
1 Rotisserie Chicken $4.99
Prepared Chocolate Pudding $.89
Whipped Topping $1.89
Fresh Raspberries $2.00
Total estimated cost for this romantic meal: $32.11
While strudel is baking, prepare dessert:
Finish entrée preparations:
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