I love to cook so we don’t go to restaurants all that often, but there are two days of the year you will never, ever catch me at one: Mother’s day and Valentine’s Day! I just can’t stand the crowds. I would so much rather whip up a delicious meal for my husband and I, or even a fancy family meal now that my kiddos are old enough that mealtime is an enjoyable experience for us all. (Moms of toddlers – it gets better!)
As parents of young kids, we mastered the “Date Night In” early on. Sure the occasional night out is great, but it’s a lot easier to make a date night in happen so we made it a habit to enjoy them a couple of times a month.
I thought it would be fun to share the recipes for two different at-home Valentine’s Day dinner menus with you all today! One to enjoy with your kiddos and one for just you and your sweetheart, if you are so inclined – no reservations required!
Valentine’s Dinner In For the Whole Family
Date Night In For Two
Creamy Italian Parmesan Garden Salad
White Chocolate Fondue + All of your favorite dippers
Your favorite bottle of wine
Bon appétit! I hope these Valentine’s Day dinner menus will help you plan a romantic dinner in, keeping your wallet and your household budget happy as well!
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Brandi Burgess A.K.A. 'Aunt Bee' has been married to the love of her life for 10 years. A Birmingham native, she and her husband helped run her parents successful business for 8 years before finally spreading their wings and setting out to make it on their own. They moved to Huntsville in 2012 where she is a stay at home mom to their 2 kids, ages 9 and 4. She has a passion for cooking for her family and trying new recipes, and she blogs her family's dinners and weekly meal plans over at Aunt Bees Recipes.