Valentines day is almost upon us and if you are among the lucky ones who have a date for the special event then here is a romantic dinner for 2.
Idk about you but I prefer to make a special dinner for my special someone at home rather than eating out at a restaurant.
(probably because my husband is uncomfortable in restaurants and wont talk to me because hes to busy scanning for threats and waiting for the zombie apocalypse)
So In my opinion dinning at home is more comfortable and cozy. You can have dinner and watch TV while you snuggle on the couch. Plus the privet setting is more likely to lead to some bow chicka wow wow 😉. Now I hear you saying "but Megan, that's to much work!". I have a easy, no fuss meal that is sure to impress while giving you plenty of bathroom time to make yourself hot for date night.
(I'm not including dessert because my hope is you wont make it that far💋)
A meal like this might make your date think you spent forever in the kitchen cooking, plus each dinner having their own Cornish Hen feels special and extravagant.The birds look like a lot of food but there isn't a lot of meat on them so 1 bird per person is perfect. Here's how to make it.
Directions- (15 minute prep and 1 hour cook time)
Be sure to thaw your Cornish Hens the day before. When ready to cook preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Take bird out of package, rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Place in a shallow baking pan and drizzle with olive oil. Then season with salt, pepper and dry thyme leaves. Next wash and cut your potatoes into wedges. In a bowl drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, onion powder and dry rosemary. Give the potatoes a toss and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Put the birds and potatoes into the oven at the same time since they take the same amount of time to cook. Set timer for 45 minutes and start getting ready for the date.
After the 45 minutes check birds and baste with the juices in the pan. then set timer for another 15 minutes. Now you can get the crescent rolls in the oven (just use the easy stuff in the tube, taste just fine). Next snap your asparagus. If your not sure what I mean just break them like a twig. they snap naturally where the good meet the bad.
Wash the asparagus and heat up a pan on the stove. Once hot add olive oil (or I prefer bacon drippings) and add asparagus to the pan. Season well with salt and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes, tossing the asparagus often. That's it, your done! Most of the work is just prepping the ingredients and you just leave it alone to cook.
I hope you try this easy dinner menu for your next date. Let me know how it goes in the comments. Until next time, see ya!