The perfect Personal Chef’s Valentine’s Dinner menu, or anytime date night dinner.
Savory Herbed Almonds – the perfect cocktail nibble, they’re fast, easy, and you can make them well ahead of date night.
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs – serve over your fav starch: mashed potatoes, polenta, risotto etc.
Vanilla Bean Cheese Cakes – sized for two, no-bake, and perfect to make the day before.
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Savory Herbed Almonds
- 2 tablespoons Lea & Perrins White Wine Chicken Marinade
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
- 2 cups almonds
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.2. Mix all ingredients together.3. Spread on parchment lined baking sheet.4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until toasted and nutty smelling.
Whether you’re preparing a romantic catered dinner for two for a client or enjoying your own special date night, this menu is a perfect combination of impressive, delicious, and easy to prepare.
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs can be made in a slow cooker if you want to start them in the morning, or if you have time later and it’s cold in the kitchen, you can braise them for a few hours in the oven to warm up the house.
Short on time? They cook beautifully in a pressure cooker in about an hour and a half.
Short ribs are one of those fantastic cuts of meat that you might have had at a fancy restaurant, but don’t let that dissuade you from making them at home. They are so easy to do and you can use the stove, the oven, a pressure cooker or the crockpot!
This also makes it a perfect recipe for Personal Chefs to offer to clients. Not only is it perfect for a regular weekly service for the client to heat when they want it, but with a pressure cooker it’s an easy and impressive entree for a catered romantic dinner for two.
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This little sweet treat is perfect. Even if you have no time to make a whole fancy dinner (I mean come on, how much can you really do with Valentine’s Day on a Thursday?) this takes no time to whip up. There’s no baking and you can skip the decorating and they will still taste delish. Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes for Two.
And there you have it! The perfect menu for Valentine’s Day that won’t leave you too exhausted to enjoy your wine!
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