A Procrastinator’s Valentine’s Day Dinner

Valentine's Day Dinner on Charlotte Today

Happy Valentine’s day, my hungry readers. This post is for the unprepared out there.  Those of you who broke out in a cold sweat this morning when your special someone wished you a Happy Valentine’s Day and you realized what day it was and how little you’d done to prepare.

You’ve had a couple of hours since that sobering moment and hopefully you’ve used your time wisely.  Perhaps you’ve purchased flowers, selected a card that hits just the right tone, or even bought a box of chocolates.  Good job, but let’s take it one step further.

Nothing says I love you like cooking dinner and I’ve made it easy.  Print out the recipes for steak au poivre, roasted fingerling potatoes, and sautéed green beans here.  Watch the video above for tips.  Then print out this grocery list (yes, I’m enabling) and head to the store.

Got a few extra minutes?  Go for bonus points and pick up cheese (if in Charlotte, from my favorite cheesemonger Rachel at Orrman’s Cheese Shop ) and some bubbly (from Josh, owner of The Sorting Table on 7th) in addition to the dinner ingredients.

Once home, put on an apron, preheat the oven, and pop that bottle when the person that makes you smile walks through the door.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Nikki
FOOD LOVE and Minced blog

Valentine’s Day 2013 Recipes
Grocery List for Valentine’s Day 2013
Link to Video for Tips

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