Make Valentine’s Dinner with Your Special One

Thank you to Winn-Dixie for providing this date night meal inspiration, and for easy ways for families to save and celebrate!

It can be hard to plan a big romantic Valentine’s Day when you have kids, but deep down we all still want to find a way celebrate! Why not skip the stress of finding a babysitter and restaurant reservation, and plan a romantic night in?! Get the kids to bed a couple minutes early and then the night is yours to spend with your special one.

My husband and I almost never get to cook together — he’s either working or watching the kids while I cook — so a quiet night cooking a delicious meal together sounded pretty special. Before I had even started brainstorming our dinner menu, fate struck when I learned about the Winn-Dixie with the “Surf and Turf Dinner Deal.”

The steak and lobster were priced at half the cost of what they usually are, and if I bought a bottle of Chloe label wine with my T-Bone steak, the lobster tail was free. I decided to give Valentine’s dinner a test drive and I did it. I literally went and bought everything pictured in the Surf and Turf Dinner Deal. I got two HUGE T-Bone steaks, two lobster tails, a bunch of asparagus, chocolate covered strawberries, and a bottle of Chloe prosecco for less than $45. That’s less than what we usually pay our babysitter for a night out!

I put my husband on steak duty. He seasoned the steaks with salt, pepper, and steak seasoning mix. I drizzled the asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper, packed it in tinfoil and sent it out to grill with the steaks. I was intimidated by the lobster tails since I’ve never made them, but they were crazy easy to make. I took note from this tutorial and recipe, but here’s what I did:

  • Place lobster tail on foil-covered cooking pan
  • Use shears/scissors to cut down the middle of the tail down to the fin
  • Gently pull the shell apart and loosen meat from shell
  • Drizzle with butter, season with garlic salt and paprika
  • Broil on high in oven for 10-15 minutes

The whole meal took about 30 minutes to make with almost no prep or clean-up, and it was absolutely delicious. More time to enjoy each other, wink wink! It was fun to try something new, and we may be doing a repeat of this meal on Valentine’s Day since the Winn-Dixie deal runs through February  14, 2019. But I may make hubby do the shopping for it this time and have him pick me up some roses — also on sale!

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What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

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