Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. You’ve been seeing the ads on social media telling you how you need to make it special. “Make these reservations! Buy this gift! Lobster tail and steak, or nothing!” We don’t blame you if the pressure of Valentine’s Day expectations makes you a little nervous.
We are here to tell you that you can have a low-pressure Valentine’s Day even if you are waiting to the last minute. (You know who you are). Savory has developed a mini game plan on what you need to get at the store, so you can put your dinner on the table in no time.
Let’s talk about the menu. No need to go outside of your cooking comfort zone, but it might be fun to try something new. Better yet, plan on cooking dinner with your sweetie, so you can have fun making it together.
Appetizer – Charcuterie Board
Depending on how you are feeling, a charcuterie board is a great way to start the night off. Grab some meats and cheeses at the deli, fresh fruit, and some assorted crackers. You can make just enough for an app or to munch on throughout the evening!
Main Dish – Easy Skillet Chicken Parm
Chicken parm is a classic, crowd pleaser. This recipe is super easy and is ready in just 25 minutes. Pro Tip: A great wine to pair with chicken parm is a medium-bodied red, like Merlot or Pinot Noir.
Dessert – Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Nothing symbolizes Valentine’s Day like chocolate-covered strawberries. Buy strawberries to add to your Charcuterie board and save some for dipping.
Voila! You have your Valentine’s menu ready. Three easy dishes that you can have ready in less than an hour and you’ll enjoy doing together. Sounds like the perfect Valentine’s Day to us.
When shopping for these ingredients think about this:
- Add items on your charcuterie board that would work with your other dishes. For example, fresh mozzarella and strawberries! Work smart, not hard.
- Think about a wine pairing. Merlot or Pinot Noir goes well with the Chicken Parm. If you and your partner prefer a sweet wine, try a sparkling Moscato with the strawberries.
- Don’t forget the flowers and card! It’s a heartfelt gesture and will make a great centerpiece at the table.