weeknight dinner | valentine round up

Of all of the holidays to stay in and cook for yourself, I think Valentine's Day takes the cake!  I can't think of another night with as crowded of restaurants and as ambitious of a menu as on Valentine's Day.  

So don't go out.  Go out next week.  Go out when there aren't crowds and you can leisurely enjoy your night out.  On February 14th, stay in and cook together.

The bonus of cooking at home is that you can involve everyone.  When I was growing up, Valentine dinner with the whole family was a special tradition.  My parents would make a special dinner at home - for all of us.  And we would celebrate all of our loves - not just romantic love.  

Whether you are celebrating romantic love or family love or just loving love in general, here are my menu picks for a fabulously simple Valentine dinner at your house.

Northwest Tacos with Apple Radish Slaw

Northwest Tacos with Apple Radish Slaw

Steak au Poivre

Steak au Poivre

Click the above recipes and go straight to them on the blog.  There are matching cocktails for both of these recipes too!

Miso Salmon in Parchment

Miso Salmon in Parchment

Puttanesca Noodles 

Puttanesca Noodles 

These recipes are subscriber favorites and I think you'll like them too!  Go to the 'search' function on the app and find your new favorite dinner.