With Valentine’s Day approaching, I have been on the look out for some romantic dinner ideas (and of course I did a trial run – my family LOVED it). I decided to share some recipes which you can make in less than 30 minutes…and create a Valentine’s Day menu special enough for a couple dinner and yet easy enough for a meal for the whole family.
Romantic Dinner Ideas
- Olivieri Ravioli with Spinach and Cheese tossed in olive oil and topped with Parmesan cheese and parsley flakes
- Salmon in parchment paper
- Tomatoes in parchment paper
- Asparagus in parchment paper
I had initially wanted to make Olivieri Ravioli Hearts with Brown Butter Sauce (looks SO good) but couldn’t find them at my grocery store. Then I discovered the Olivieri Ravioli with Spinach and Cheese and knew it would be a hit. What I didn’t know was how fast it cooks! In minutes, the fresh pasta was done. I was so impressed (and the whole family loved it).
This was a one pot and one cookie sheet dinner in under 30 minutes! First, I prepared the foods for parchment paper…
Romantic dinner can be delish – and healthy. This Canadian salmon was done in parchment paper, with salt & pepper, a dash of olive oil and lemon slices. Can I note that these romantic dinner ideas were all test-driven while kids were doing homework/playing around me/on a week night! I would make this dinner again and again…it was so easy. And so good!
I wish I had thought to make my Easy Chocolate Trifle because A) it is incredible B) it is so flippin’ easy C) red, white, and chocolate are my favourite colours of Valentine’s Day 😉
There you are…half our dinner in parchment paper. Asparagus, tomatoes, and two packs of fish in parchment paper. I put it in a 350C oven for 25 minutes. Because the Olivieri Ravioli was fresh (not frozen) the pasta cooked in minutes. Seriously. Minutes. Once cooked, I drained the pasta. Put it back in the pot and tossed it with olive oil. I kept it in the pot until the last minute and then plated it; topping it with grated Parmesan cheese and parley flakes. It looked (and tasted) AMAZING.
I know our Valentine’s Day Menu…do you have any #Recipes4Romance to share? I would love to read your romantic dinner ideas!Disclosure: #Spon. And my whole family LOVED this romantic dinner menu. As always, the opinions in this post are my own.