A way to a man's (and woman's) heart is through their stomach! YAY FOOD! I mean, I've never met a person who doesn't love and appreciate a home-cooked meal. And if you don't, you're weird! It makes you feel special, cared for and spoiled because it takes a lot of time, planning, shopping, prepping, chopping and slaving away. Waaaaaaay better than a crappy box of chocolates...unless those chocolates happen to be Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Caramels. O. M. G. In that case, I'll take those AND a healthy, homemade dinner and will be the happiest girl on the planet!
So this Valentine's Day, don't waste a ton of money on something you can buy at a store. Instead, say "I love you" by preparing a healthy, romantic meal at home. Put on a sexy outfit, light a million candles, turn on some John Legend to set the mood, and lets get cooking!
And don't worry, I've done ALL the planning for you with this fabulous whiskey-inspired menu.
VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER MENU
COCKTAILS: A Classic Manhattan
To start the evening in style, serve a Classic Manhattan made with my favorite bourbon whiskey. https://www.thecocktailproject.com/drink-recipes/basil-haydens-classic-manhattan
APPETIZER: Warm Beet & Walnut Salad
Next, serve this scrumptious beet and walnut salad while sipping on your stiff drinks.
ENTREE: Surf and Turf
Pour yourself and your love another cocktail and savor this incredible steak and shrimp dish.
DESSERT: Apple Crisp with Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream
End dinner with a fun nightcap of, you guessed it, more bourbon and something sweet.