Welcome back to Dinner Divas. This week, we are bringing you Valentine’s Week recipes. We are focusing on Dinner for Two, desserts and libations for celebrating with your sweetheart.
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Here’s how it works: Every Friday morning, a new menu plan will show up in your email. It will consist of 5 dinner options, plus 2 extras. Those two extras could be side dishes, dessert, drinks, etc. The Dinner Divas weekly menu plans will feature (mostly) healthy, seasonal foods that don’t take all day to prepare. Getting the weekly menu delivered to your inbox on Friday morning gives you the chance to make your shopping list and get organized for the week ahead. I’d love to hear from you & see your creations! Post a pic using #DinnerDivas and tag @pookspantry! I hope this weekly menu plan provides inspiration and makes life a little easier… one meal at a time.
Valentine’s Week Recipes
Speckled Palate kicks off our Valentine’s Week Recipes with her gorgeous Seared Scallops with Raspberry Gastrique. What’s a gastrique you ask? It’s a sauce made by caramelizing sugar, adding vinegar and other flavors. Relatively easy and it packs a punch of flavor!
Valentine’s Day is the day after Fat Tuesday, so I’m going with a Mardi Gras themed meal this year. This Langostino Étouffée is a twist on the classic crawfish or shrimp. If you prefer to go with shrimp, you can easily swap out the seafood.
Comfortably Domestic has the next recipe this week and it’s a beauty! Sirloin Steaks with Creamy Onion Feta Sauce is her Valentine’s Week Recipe and it’s a 30 minute meal! What more can you ask for?
Pastry Chef Online is serving up her Cajun Spiced Tomato Soup in honor of Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Week. Look at those croutons, I would eat this all winter.
Speckled Palate is back with the final Valentine’s Week recipe. Her Turkey Jambalaya Stuffed Bell Peppers are the perfect way to end our week. I think these are going to make it onto my menu very soon.
I have a libation this week that is really simple, yet stunning. The fact that it is DELICIOUS is a great bonus. My Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail uses these hibiscus flowers in syrup, which lend a wonderful flavor to this champagne cocktail. The drink does not taste like you are eating a bouquet of flowers, I can assure you. I’m sure some of you were thinking that, weren’t you? Look at the bubbles dancing around that blossom. So pretty.
Finally, we end our week of Valentine’s recipes with these Coca-Cola Cupcakes from Comfortably Domestic. If I drink soda (or pop), it is always Coke, so I know I will love these. You can swap out the coke for Dr Pepper, if that’s more your liking.
Thanks for spending part of your day with me! I’ll see you on Monday with a brand new recipe, don’t forget to check back here to get it!
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