Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Perfect Valentine's Day Dinner:

I can't take all the credit for this one because it was my sister's idea, but she said since Valentine's Day falls on a Monday this year, she and her husband and kids were going to have a fun family night together instead of leaving the kids with a sitter. I loved the idea and have been thinking of dinner menu options that are all red and pink ever since. Here's what I've come up with:
Appetizer: Bruschetta
Main dish: Grilled salmon with fresh herbs
Side dish: Strawberry Feta Salad (reipe below)
Dessert: Chocolate fondue with strawberries, marhsmallows, graham crackers, bananas, and rice krispie treats.

Strawberry Feta Salad:

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 package caramelized pecans (I do the caramelizing myself with some butter, sugar, and a broiler).
  • 3 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 head lettuce
  • feta cheese to taste

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 part red onion
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 2/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • In a large bowl combine all salad ingredients, except for the feta cheese.
  • Blend all dressing ingredients in a food processor.
  • Add feta cheese on top of salad, to taste, and pour dressing before serving.

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