valentine’s day dinner ideas

If you’re a slacker and you know it, raise your hand!

I have been cooking, but nothing new or exciting. Mostly just kale on kale. This pasta with sausage and kale, and this kale salad. One night for dinner I just ate a plate of straight up sauteed kale with some garlic. That was a little sad. The GS told me that when Baltimore was supposed to get a “huge snow storm,” he went to Whole Foods. They were fully stocked in milk, bread, eggs, other essentials. The only thing out of stock? Kale. Basic bitches stocking up.

I’ve also been making vegan cookies out the wahzoo, and a lot of times I make a batch of this cookie dough and bake one ramekin at a time to keep my portion control in check.

But but but.

This weekend the GS will be visiting! He usually cooks dinner for me on V-Day (a holiday I’m not really a fan of). But tomorrow we’ll be shopping at WEGMANS for ingredients and then cooking in my apartment. And then eating dinner on the floor because I still don’t have a kitchen table. Floor space for yoga and Body Pump is much more important.

If you’re cooking for someone and want to impress them, these are my suggestions:

Appetizers (keep in mind some of these will make your breath stink):

Swiss-Bacon-Scallion Dip


Black Bean Salsa

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites


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Entrees (some vegetarian, some not. some cost $5. some, ahem, lobster, cost more than that):

Eggplant Rollatini

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Crab Stuffed Lobster Tails

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Beer Braised Short Ribs

Roasted Chicken

Pasta Bolognese

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Dessert (these are just the ones I LOVE the most, or look cute in single servings):

Peanut Butter Squares

Magic Bars

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Chocolate Souffle

Chocolate Greek Yogurt Truffles

Death by Chocolate Trifle (if you make mini ones in mason jars, please send me pictures)

Carrot Cake Cupcakes


Really, Valentine’s Day should just be another day to celebrate food. Eat your heart out.

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