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A Valentine’s Dinner

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Many couples go out for Valentine’s, but I am the kind of person who would prefer to stay in. I would prefer to spend this day of love with my three girls and my husband, just hanging out in our home.  Babysitters and dinner equals $$$$$, and I am in starvation mode with my money and my food.  So, what to make for a family of 5 for Valentine’s?  Actually, to be perfectly honest, I will make the girls something easy cheesy, and save my new found cooking skills on a nice dinner for the husband and I.

Here was an idea I talked about last week.

The husband and I are crazy about seafood.  There is nothing from the sea that we will not try. For our 10 year anniversary, I steamed lobster tails, and made a yummy salad and potatoes. We sat at the kitchen table with food and drink while the girls were watching a movie in the living room.

Lobster is always a good idea.  Our local Central Market will steam it for you (given it is not busy, and you sweet talk them with a smile).

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If you want to steam your own lobster you can learn about it here.

Now what to serve with it?

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When I eat seafood, I like the other part of my meal light and fresh.  The salad above is a great idea.  You can get the recipe here.

Finish it off with a nice baguette, and a bottle of Reisling, and Viola!

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Now a table setting….

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I am thinking lots of candles.  I may hit The Dollar Tree up for some white plates since mine are colorful.  Then off to Target for some flowers.  It will be beautiful.  Now, please know I will make a cute valentine table for my girls, because that is how I roll.  My mom use to do stuff like that for us all the time.

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What to wear?

You are at home, and the thought of dressing up to cook and take care of your kids sound preposterous.  I know.  If you are me, you will probably be in yoga pants and will just put on a “nicer” t-shirt.  But I say get off the lazy train and try something new.

Valentine Dinner
Valentine Dinner

Or, you can still be casual and look fab in something like this….

 

Movies With Husband

 

The days are ticking along, so I better get my butt in gear and get to planning.

Happy Day to you!!!!

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Author: Necole Kell

I am a full-time mama, part-time nurse, and the household yoda. I married my highschool sweetheart and we have the three most beautiful girls. I am blessed!

3 thoughts on “A Valentine’s Dinner

  1. Nice idea. I love staying in with my wife. We try to have date night at least 2 times a month. But busy lives as everyone knows….

  2. Sounds wonderful. I am also planning something for my husband if he is here that is. Otherwise postponement. We never go out for Valentines day. I always like to stay in cook something and make desserts with hearts. I love it.

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