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!
What are your Valentine’s Day plans?