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 occasionally 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.