8 Romantic Valentine's Day Dinners at Home

2.02.2015

This year Valentine's Day lands on a Saturday - which means you either need to book your date night reservations early, early or plan a stay at home date. But sometimes dinner for two is tough. And sometimes it can be boring because you do the same meals all the time. I know in our house it is usually chicken and rice or salmon and brussel sprouts. So I am here to help get you out of the dinner rut with 8 romantic Valentine's Day dinners at home.



Adam and I are Mexican food people. I have always been a taco and burrito fan, so marrying someone who served a two year mission in Mexico only helped my cause. Every Tuesday we do tacos. And any chance we get we take a Mexican coke and chips and salsa. We also prefer a good laugh and celebration over something super romantic - so our version of a romantic night in? Mexican cokes, beans, rice, and smothered burritos. Let's just take it a little south of the border.


 Smothered Ranch Chicken Burritos
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes
Serving Size: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tortillas
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • 1 box mexican rice
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
Instructions
  1. Defrost chicken breasts.
  2. While chicken breasts are defrosting start cooking refried beans and mexican sauce.
  3. Once chicken breasts are defrosted cut into cubes strips and put into pan with a little bit of water on and cook on medium heat on the stove. Cover with a lid.
  4. While rice, beans, and chicken are cooking start marinade.
  5. Put chicken broth, ranch packet, and taco seasoning into one bowl and mix.
  6. Once chicken is done cooking pour chicken broth mixture in and cover. Stir occasionally. Let cook until all water is evaporated and chicken is completely coated in spices.
  7. Once chicken, rice, and beans are done make burrito by layering the items into the tortilla with a spoonful of enchilada sauce and cheese. Roll into burrito, cover with 3-4 spoonfuls of enchilda sauce and cheese. Place in microwave for 30 seconds. While the burrito is still warm layer sour cream on top of burrito so it melts into the sauce and cheese. Add salsa if desired.
  8. Plate up the burrito with the remainder of beans and rice as side dish with burrito. We always get a mexican coke to drink along with our dinner.









And when the burritos are all said and done, you can enjoy some Apple Nachos - if you feel like staying with the Mexican theme. Not feeling the chicken pesto route? Check out one of the dishes prepared by these lovely ladies.

A Romantic Night in France by Camille from Friday We’re in Love

Panang Curry and Chocolate Croissants by Kayla from Freckles in April

Tortilla Soup and Cheddar and Chili Cornbread by Alex from Ave Styles

A Comfort Food Valentine’s by Abbey from Along Abbey Road

Romantic Brunch (Including Liege Waffles) by Jen from Nothing Comes of Nothing

Valentine’s Breakfast by Janssen from Everyday Reading

A Manly Valentine’s Meal by Amberly from A Prioritized Marriage

We are on a budget - so we are taking the at home date route this year. I am excited to pick out the perfect Valentine's meal. Something not salmon or chicken with rice. What are your plans for Valentine's Day this year? Will you be braving the crowds or will you be looking for a way to cook things up at home?
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