I know we’ve only completed the first full week of February, but it seems to me like it is already zipping by, especially since Valentine’s Day is Sunday – which is weird! I say weird because it feels like it’s kind of snuck up on us, and also, I can’t help thinking back to last Valentine’s Day. Last year, we dined in a beautiful restaurant and then Josh surprised me by taking me to the theater where we watched Casablanca (one of my favorite movies) on the big screen, with the music played live by the Oregon Symphony.
It still goes down as one of those moments of 2020 that I hold dear and look back on so fondly now that all of those things are no longer…happening. This year will be a little different. May I suggest that you click on over to my dear friend + writer Susan Alexander Yates – she recently wrote a blog post on How to Do Secret Valentines that is a great family building opportunity!
I don’t think we’ve settled on plans for Valentine’s Day yet – we haven’t discussed it too much – (Editor’s Note: Is this a hint?) but either way we’ll be together and that is honestly all I care about.
Onto this week’s menu!
White Chicken Chili
Frugal, easily doubled or tripled, warm and comforting, endlessly flexible - what more could you ask from this delectable recipe for white chicken chili?
Chicken Tinga Tacos
Whether you love the Latin flavors of a tinga sauce, or have never tried it, these healthy 30-min chicken tinga tacos are a tasty way to get your fix!
Simple & Healthy Chicken Fiesta Quinoa Bowl
This recipe for a Simple & Healthy Chicken Fiesta Quinoa Bowl is quick, easy, and comes together in the slow cooker! You can't beat that. Add a little avocado and queso fresco and you've got a tasty dinner.
Like pasta? Like lasagna? Like the idea of a simpler, easier lasagna that's ready in 35 minutes? Enter this recipe for pastasagna!
Garlic Three Cheese Pizza
If you're a cheese-lover, this recipe for Garlic Three Cheese Pizza is for you! It's quick and easy, with a delectable blend of cheeses with different flavors and textures.
Honey Ginger Stir Fry
This simple, flexible recipe for honey ginger stir fry with chicken should be one of your go-to easy weeknight dinner recipes!
Roasted Chicken with Fresh Herbs
If you're looking for a simple, elegant meal for Valentine's Day, or any holiday, make this roasted chicken with fresh herbs recipe. It doesn't disappoint!
Almond Waffles with Raspberry Basil Sauce
This perky recipe for almond waffles with raspberry basil sauce is a tour de force of bright, warm flavors with tart, savory accents. It's a must try!
Chocolate Red Wine Cake
Need a dessert that's easy, yet complex, not too sweet, but totally addictive? This Chocolate Red Wine Cake is for you...
With the menu this week, these are always just delicious suggestions, but I’m going to go ahead and share our Valentine’s Day Pinterest board so you can look for a dessert or dinner idea.
I hope you all have a wonderful week and keep an eye on the blog. We’ve got some Valentine’s Day recipe ideas coming your way (and you just might need them, since most of us will be celebrating at home this year, looks like!).