Have you ever wanted to stay home on Valentines Day and do something romantic for your sweetie? One of the things my husband loves is my cooking. It is the way to his heart and I know how much he loves it when I make that effort for him. This gave me the idea a few years ago to do a romantic dinner at home and create a tablescape for two! Its fun to go out to dinner somewhere fancy but it’s also fun changing it up and doing something different. I created this romantic tablescape to inspire you to change it up a bit and celebrate at home with your sweetheart. You can keep it simple or you can go all out. It’s up to you! I’m also including some of the recipes that you can make that are not too complicated and are sure to make your significant other very happy! One of the ways I show my love to everyone in my life is to cook for them and setting a pretty table is just an extension of that. I love using pink and gold and Valentines Day gives me a good excuse to go all out!
This Roasted Beef Tenderloin is so delicious and actually so easy to make. You just need a few tools to make this successfully. Make sure to read all the way through the post for the details so you don’t miss an important step. I usually save this recipe for special occasions or the holidays but every now and then I will make it because it’s so good! The tenderloin is the most tender cut of beef. This cut of meat is the filet mignon cut when grilling it as a steak. The tenderloin isn’t super flavorful so the garlic crust gives it a nice flavor. There are many ways to give this roast more flavor and I’ve shared one way I like to do it here. I’ve shared a simple gravy recipe below but you can also dip it in butter! That option isn’t very helpful if you’re watching your waistline but it is quite good if you have some belt loops to spare!
I made this for my husband for a Romantic Valentines Tablescape for Two dinner and he loved it!
This homemade Scalloped Potato with Fontina Cheese recipe is comfort food at its finest. It’s simple to make and is great as a side dish or main dish. I paired it with my Roasted Beef Tenderloin but it also goes well with Ham or any type of meat.
Scalloped Potatoes with Fontina Cheese
This homemade Scalloped Potatoes with Fontina Cheese recipe is great as a side dish or can be a main dish if you’re vegetarian. This is an easy recipe to make and is also great the next day as a leftovers.
8 medium yukon gold potatoes peeled and sliced ((Any type of potatoes works))3 cups grated fontina cheese1 quart half and half1 cup milk3/4 cup flour1 cup butter ((2 cubes))2-3 tsp salt ((to taste))2 tsp pepper ((to taste))2 tsp onion salt1 tsp Johnny's seasoning or any seasoning salt
Peel and wash potatoes. Slice potato in half vertically and slice into approximately 1/4″ slices. Set aside in a bowl with cold water
These mini bundt cakes are so easy to make and don’t take a lot of time. I made these for Valentines Day and everyone loved them.
For the recipe I took one Cherry Chip cake mix and followed the directions on the box (eggs, water, oil). I then added a small package of vanilla pudding and an extra 1/4 cup water to the mixing bowl and mixed for 1-2 minutes. I baked the cakes in a greased mini bundt pan (I’ll link the pan below) and baked them for 10-12 minutes and let them cool on a cooling rack.
For the glaze, I mixed 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 4-5 Tbsps. of the marchano cherry juice and 1 tsp. almond extract. It should be a little runny. If you don’t have the cherry juice from the jar a marchano cherries you can use milk or water instead and add pink food coloring if you want the frosting pink.
Put a ziplock bag in a cup and fold the edges over the cup then scoop frosting into the ziplock bag. Snip a tiny amount off the corner of the ziplock bag and drizzle
I created this pretty pink and white tablescape for a family Valentines Day dinner. We always have Sunday dinner with our family and friends and I enjoy cooking for everyone, This tradition of sharing a meal at least once a week helps keeps our family close. Our children are all in college in Utah and when we are at the Highland house, we always try to get everyone together. I love that my grown children still want to come home and spend time with us.
I often use faux flowers for the garland or centerpiece on my table but when I went to the wholesale flower market and saw these beautiful pink garden roses, I knew I wanted to create a centerpiece with them. They were so beautiful and smelled amazing too! I grabbed a few other bunches of pinkish berries and some greenery to add in with the roses and some fresh eucalyptus to lay inbetween the candles.
I used a rose gold compote to arrange the centerpiece in, rose gold candlesticks, and a pink