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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Menu Ideas

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I’ve been single for more Valentine’s Days than I care to remember.   Not that I have a problem with being single – in fact, I really, really like it.  But it appears that I’ve been coated with a liberal amount of Man Teflon because I have yet to find a guy I can really connect with (at least, not here in Sac).

Despite my love of singlehood and all the luxuries it affords me (oodles of “me” time, full control of the remote, dancing around like a wild woman while using wooden spoons as “microphones” while I bust out some Kimber-karaoke…), I do miss having  someone to spoil on special days, even nauseatingly pink & red ones like Valentine’s Day.  Coming from a Latin American family, I like to feed the people I love, so it sucks when the best I can do on V-Day is fix special treats for my cats.

Alas, there is no Bradley Cooper or George Clooney-alike to whisk me away to some secluded spot in Bali tomorrow.   My Valentines will be my three furbabies and the rest of my bottle of NyQuil (wretched cold season!).  But that’s not going to stop me from helping you fine folks feed your special someones!  So, without further ado, here are a few PGEW dishes to help you have a deliciously affordable Valentine’s Day meal…

(Title links to recipe)

Herbed Chicken Crepes with Fresh Rosemary Cream Sauce

Roasted Asparagus & Baby Carrots with Chive Butter

Strawberry Panzanella Salad

Steak & Zucchini Stuffed Portabellas

Creamy Shrimp & Asparagus Quinoa Risotto

Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette

Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake Dessert Shots

Meyer Lemon Cheesecake Dessert Shots with Candied Kumquats

Apple Stuffed Crepes with Caramel Sauce

 I’ve skipped the chocolate since there’s more than enough of that out there right now.  Not that chocolate and Valentine’s Day don’t go together; it’s just nice to see different dessert options every now & then.  As usual, feel free to mix & match these dishes to create the perfect menu for you & your sweetheart.

Stay tuned later this week for a new soup recipe, a new photo makeover, and my latest baking-with-quinoa experiment.   Hope all you lovebirds have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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singer. writer. artist. champagne taste, 2 buck chuck budget. good cook. kooky. chocoholic. patron saint of cats. talker. listener. thinker. sometimes to a fault.

8 Responses to "Last Minute Valentine’s Day Menu Ideas"

  1. Kim says:

    You saved me!! I just got laid off last Wednesday and didn’t know what I was going to make for my husband and boys tomorrow. Now I know! We’ll have the chicken crepes with the asparagus and carrots, and possible the caramel macchiato cheesecake desserts. Or the apple crepes, can’t decide! THANK YOU!!

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    • Kimberly Morales says:

      Sounds like you have the perfect menu planned, Kim! I’m so glad this post was able to help! Sorry to hear about the job loss… I’m in the same boat right now, so I know how hard it is! Good luck & have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with all your favorite guys tomorrow! :)

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  2. Deanna says:

    Kimberly, I’m so happy that I found your site. I can, unfortunately, top you the single part. I have never had anyone to spoil on Valentine’s Day – well at least not someone I was in a relationship with. Oh well, this will be number fifty for me.
    But, I was most fortunate to have someone to spoil this year. My housemate’s girlfriend came to visit over the weekend and I got to create the most special VDay feast ever. Six courses of wonderment, including a variation of your asparagus. So happy I found that just in time.
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you, spoil yourself and may next year bring you your own Clooney to spoil.

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  3. Kale Crusaders says:

    Your recipes, creativity, and wit brings us happiness every week. Thank you for being awesome!

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  4. Crystal T. says:

    Umm, thanks for making me drool all over my keyboard. I’m going to try the quinoa dish tonight!

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  5. Patricia Calef says:

    Those chicken crepes and the the brussel sprouts are making my mouth water. I, too, am drooling over my keyboard.

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