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Cheap Valentines Dinner for 2 at home!

post #1 of 3
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HI, WE ARE ON A REALLY TIGHT BUDGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wanna make a romantic meal for DH, especially b/c he really does deserve it.
I wanna make something different, but not too pricey. Any suggestions and or recipes?????
post #2 of 3
What about doing several courses.

Appetizer: stuffed or marinated mushrooms for an appetizer, you can do those pretty cheap if you don't buy the fancy ones. I have some recipes if you need them.

Maybe some yummy dips, like at a greek restaurant, with hot pita

Soup: Make your own cream of something. Top with a dollop of sour cream and a crouton (toasted bread)

Salad: Make an exotic salad, add fruit or seeds you wouldn't normally throw in, you may have some of these in your cupboard

Main dish: let us know what you have in your cupboard freezer, I bet someone can come up with something fun.

Dessert: Make a homemade cake in a heart shape or some other favorite treat.

Maybe have a little poem or love note with each course to make it extra special.
post #3 of 3
Well, tonight we are eating at home since we were away over the weekend at MIL. We ate a lot of takeout (she is not a cook) and I really don't want anymore takeout food! I thought about my favorite take out meals, though, and one of them is a pasta dish from an Italian eatery. It's ziti with cream tomato sauce, spinach, sausage, and mushrooms. I have all the ingredients (a jar of Newman's vodka sauce, sausage, fresh spinach, and rotini pasta). I am missing the mushrooms, but that's okay, it will taste pretty much the same.

It's easy to put together and I may also make some heart-shaped sugar cookies while DS is sleeping..if I get around to it!

Curious-what are others doing tonight for dinner?
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