"It's not the gift, but the thought that counts."
On Valentine’s Day, there are two dinnertime options. Make reservations (likely way in advance) to a spot you know your date enjoys. Enjoy a meal, and sit among a packed room of couples doing the same.
And then there's the option of sizzling up the romance at home. What's more thoughtful than presenting something homemade? When it's food we're talking about, it's hard to think of much else.
In the photo gallery are five easy meal suggestions that anyone can make for a memorable Valentine's Day dinner.
Following are five more ideas from around the web.
Shrimp pasta in a foil package – Wrap a bunch of ingredients up in foil, throw it in the oven, and call it (one impressive) meal.
Quick Chicken Cordon Blue – A recipe that transforms a traditional, fussy recipe into a no-sweat meal.
Filet Mignon with Mushroom Wine Sauce – If your sweetheart likes steak, this is as easy as it comes.
Easy Chicken Fajitas for Two– Like tacos, fajitas are the key to straightforward success, tortilla after tortilla.
Mushroom-Herb Chicken - 5 ingredients, 2 main cooking steps, 1 romantic meal.