Valentine’s Dinner with the Family

Happy Tuesday!

How was you Valentine’s Day last Friday? Celebrated it with the family? Did you go out for a special dinner? No matter what you do, it’s a day when we can take the extra time to acknowledge that special one or ones in our lives. Today I wanted to share with you this fun and flirty menu my twins and I prepared for our V-day dinner. I wanted to share this because this menu is not just great for a special family dinner but makes for a wonderful menu with friends as well. The best part of this menu is that every one of these dishes can be prepared well in advance so that when company arrives you can relax.

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Since my twins were home on school break last week they helped with a couple of the dishes, but in all honesty what they made were so easy that it really can be prepared by one cook as well.  Here is a look at our V-Day dinner with the family.

2020 Valentine’s Day Menu with the Family

Pomegranate Blood Orange Sunrise Mocktail
Antipasti Platter
Stuffed Pasta Shells
Butterscotch Pot de Creme.

A toast to Valentine’s Day

To start our dinner Anjali made a delicious sweet and sour mocktail called pomegranate blood orange sunrise that was sweet and decadent and I loved it!

Anjali also made a phenomenal antipasti platter!  We picked up all the ingredients from Whole Foods.

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I made Stuffed Pasta Shells for our main course.  For added interest I also made an Indian potato and bell pepper curry that I surrounded the pasta shells with and then baked them all together.

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Rani put a lot of love and effort into her Caramel Pot de Creme dessert.  She said though there were a lot of steps to follow it was an easy recipe with easy to find ingredients. Butterscotch Pot de Creme on epicurious.com.

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A Fun and Flirty Menu for Dinner with Friends

This menu is awesome and makes for a great Saturday night dinner with friends.  The best part of it is how low-stress it is.  The mocktails just need the juices to be mixed together. You can even add a splash of vodka or white wine to turn it into a cocktail.

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The antipasti platter is fun to prepare especially if you just stop by the grocery store and pick up all the ingredients.  Then have fun plating them!

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As for the pasta bake? Actually this dish can be made well in advance, in fact it tastes better when baked the day before or the morning of, giving the stuffing a chance to settle which tastes even more delicious.

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Similarly the butterscotch pot de creme can be made the night before or the morning of your dinner and then left in the fridge to cool. Serve with berries and whipped cream for a restaurant style dessert!

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Cocktail, appetizer, main course, dessert.  An awesome menu for any occasion!

Wishing you all happy Tuesday and a relaxing evening!

2 thoughts on “Valentine’s Dinner with the Family”

  1. OMG, just salivating over everything on the menu!!! You guys really know how to throw a fun dinner of any kind!❤️😋

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