Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentines Dinner Menu

In an attempt to be frugal, I've planned a nice romantic dinner at home for Valentines this way we won't have to fight the crowds, especially since V-day falls on a Saturday this year.
So here is the menu that I've come up with!

We'll be drinking FatBastard Chardonnay
This wine is great and won't break the bank. It's actually the wine that hubby and I drank the first time he ever cooked me dinner. So it has sentimental meaning.
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I'll be making Barefoot Contessa's Roasted Brussel Sprouts! These aren't you mama's mushy sprouts, these bad boys are so yummy and fresh, we love em!

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Then I'll be making Giada de Laurentiis' Herb Stuffed Tomatoes I've never made these before but they sound really good!

I'll be whipping up some homeade red skin mashed potatoes as well!

And for the main dish, I got some bourbon and brown sugar soaked salmon from BJ's that we've had before and it's sooooo gooooood!

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For dessert I'm making strawberry cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting! And for an added Valentines touch I'm making the cupcakes in the shape of a heart!

How do I do that? Well all you have to do is place your papers in the cupcake pan and add the batter as you normally would.........then........

After you do that drop a marble or a balled up peice of foil on one side of the paper in between the paper and the creat an indent....when the cupcakes cook up you'll have a nice little heart shaped cupcake! Once they're done and cooled just discard the foil or take out the marble. : )

What's coming up in Downtown Southern land.......

~25 random facts about myself

~showing off my great prize from Pretty in Pearls

~What's my bag (I can't wait to do this!)

~More Wedding Recaps

~New excercise regime

And lots more......Happy Hump Day Ya'll!


  1. Your VDay menu sounds fabulous!

  2. Thanks for stopping by the swing, and for some great ideas for My John's Valentine's Day dinner.
    Fat Bastard wine uh? Were gonna give it a try!

    The Bumpkin

  3. These look amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Your Valentine's Day menu sounds delicious!!!

  5. ooh, my mouth is watering. Looking forward to all these posts!

  6. Great tip about the heart shaped cupcakes, I'll have to give that a try.

    Love your blog btw!

    Elizabeth aka The Waspy Redhead

  7. Your menu sounds really delicious!!
    But, I have to say, my favorite is the heart shaped cupcakes!!! Who knew that they would be so simple???
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. We are doing less for vday this year too. I can only imagine the # of ppl out this year since it is on Saturday. Your planned meal sounds wonderful!