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Celebrate Love with These Easy But Impressive Valentine's Day Dinner Ideas

Country Living Logo By Christopher Michel of Country Living | Slide 1 of 76: As Fanny Farmer once said, the way to a person's heart is through their stomach. So if you're trying to treat your loved one to a special meal, why would you let strangers feed them? Instead of agonizing over dining at a restaurant this Valentine’s Day (especially in the middle of a pandemic), we recommend cueing up a rom-com on Netflix, gussying up the place with some V-Day decorations, and treating your partner to a romantic dinner for two at home instead. We've got plenty of easy-but-impressive dishes to help. These recipes will make any night even more special. (We're imagining you don't whip up homemade potato gnocchi with pork ragù just any old weeknight!) And with a list that includes pork, chicken, steak, fish, and even elegant vegetarian dinner ideas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.Whether you’re looking for something extravagant, like the beef tenderloin with roasted cauliflower, or something more casual, like the creamy shrimp and grits, there are dishes that will suit any date night vibe. Of course, there are several options for steaks, including herb and garlic crusted flank steak and a strip steak served with lemon mashed potatoes. While these meals are guaranteed to be satisfying, be sure to save room for a few Valentine’s Day desserts, Valentine's Day treats, and Valentine's Day cocktails too. Make this February 14 stand out from the rest by showing your other half how much they mean to you with a Valentine's Day dinner made from the heart.

As Fanny Farmer once said, the way to a person's heart is through their stomach. So if you're trying to treat your loved one to a special meal, why would you let strangers feed them? Instead of agonizing over dining at a restaurant this Valentine’s Day (especially in the middle of a pandemic), we recommend cueing up a rom-com on Netflix, gussying up the place with some V-Day decorations, and treating your partner to a romantic dinner for two at home instead.

We've got plenty of easy-but-impressive dishes to help. These recipes will make any night even more special. (We're imagining you don't whip up homemade potato gnocchi with pork ragù just any old weeknight!) And with a list that includes pork, chicken, steak, fish, and even elegant vegetarian dinner ideas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you’re looking for something extravagant, like the beef tenderloin with roasted cauliflower, or something more casual, like the creamy shrimp and grits, there are dishes that will suit any date night vibe. Of course, there are several options for steaks, including herb and garlic crusted flank steak and a strip steak served with lemon mashed potatoes. While these meals are guaranteed to be satisfying, be sure to save room for a few Valentine’s Day desserts, Valentine's Day treats, and Valentine's Day cocktails too. Make this February 14 stand out from the rest by showing your other half how much they mean to you with a Valentine's Day dinner made from the heart.

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