Why and What You Should Cook at Home This Valentine’s Day

Why and What You Should Cook at Home This Valentine's Day

If a dozen roses, Belgian assorted chocolates and a human-sized teddy bear has your wallet begging you to stop, then maybe it’s time to take a step back and evaluate what you should really be doing on Valentine’s Day.

For those who wish to celebrate their love on February 14th, going out is often a terrible idea. Here is why and what you should cook at home this Valentine’s Day.

 

The Crowd

If you didn’t make your reservation a month or two prior to, then good luck getting a table! As is often said, Mother’s Day is the busiest restaurant day of the year, and Valentine’s is the busiest night. The good news is that there will be a new wave of very different clientele, and that can be exciting. The bad news is some of them might make you want to jam a salad fork into the table.

 

Overly-priced meals

Valentine’s Day is a crucial monetary date for businesses of all sorts, and yes, a restaurant is ultimately a business. Champagne, ravioli, heart-shaped desserts, etc… most of the special menus-for-2 are obnoxiously designed to fit the “romantic” theme of the night. On the other hand,  the price isn’t very lovable. Apart from having an expensive preset menu, a crowded restaurant usually results in staff trying to rush your dining for quick turnover. It would be better to save your money for when the restaurant is at its best.

 

Cooking much better

It’s not even about being able to be in comfortable clothes, or avoiding crowds, cooking at home for your significant other is much more romantic, personal, and it leaves you with extra money for better wine and gifts.  Even if you’ve never cooked, this is the perfect time to try it out – cooking is far more an impressive skill than whipping out a credit card. Get ready to slip on your house clothes and light the candles – here are our picks for a romantic 3-course meal.

 

Appetizer: Smoked Salmon Salad

Quick to make and incredibly refreshing, thanks to the extra zing from the wasabi, this dish makes the perfect prelude to the heartier meal that follows!

Main Course: Chicken Roulade with Spinach

Fresh baby spinach, roasted peppers, feta cheese and a touch of parsley make a fantastic filling for tender chicken roulades. Serve with asparagus for an extra touch of elegance.

Dessert: Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Made with fresh strawberries, softened cream cheese and three kinds of chocolate, this is a mouthful treat that will make the both of you swoon. The perfect dessert to end your surf and turf meal!

 

Did we persuade you to stay in? Let us know if you prefer to dine in or out on Valentine’s Day in the comments section below. 

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