Easy and Delicious Valentine’s Day dinner for Two

I have always liked to do a little something for Valentine’s Day.  When our children were home it was fun to mark the day with a special dessert and some small gifts.

Nowadays I am happy to have Valentine’s Day come along at just the right time to break up the winter dreariness and give us a reason to celebrate those we love; maybe we will even drink a little champagne.

And  I still like to have a special meal for Mr. DB and me. Some years Valentine’s Day is  in the middle of the week so we have to be practical. And we are trying to be healthy eaters so there’s that.  But with this menu you won’t feel as if you are sacrificing at all.

My menu this year:

Lamb Chops with garlic and rosemary

Arugula Salad

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Meringues with Strawberries and Chocolate Mascarpone

Arugula Salad

2 cups arugula, 1/4 c. Craisins, 2 minced green onions, 1/4 c. toasted almond slivers, Good Seasons Italian dressing (or any Italian dressing).  Mix the first 5 ingredients.  Toss with dressing before serving.  I keep all of these ingredients on hand since this is our go-to salad.

Lamb Chops

One package of 5 lamb chops, 3-4 cloves of garlic, rosemary, olive oil, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.  Season the lamb chops on both sides according to taste.  Heat a heavy skillet for  2 minutes, then add olive oil.  When the oil shimmers add the lamb chops and cook 3 minutes on a side.  I set my timer.  Don’t leave the stove.  Place the chops on a plate and cover with aluminum foil for up to 5 minutes so that the juices can settle.

  Since meringues have to cook for 1 1/2 hours you may want to make them ahead of time and keep them for the big day.  This is a nice light dessert for any occasion.

Add the beverage of your choice and enjoy!

Do you do anything special on Valentine’s Day?  I would love to hear from you!


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