Here at the Guthe household, we don’t typically do anything fancy for Valentine’s Day. However, I do like to make it a little more special than any other day. This is going to come as a huge shocker, but it normally centers around food! My hubby and I love including our kids so we eat a special dinner at home and have some sort of yummy dessert. Not to be cheesy and cliché, but I really wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! A yummy meal with my little family, and I can wear my LOUNGE CLOTHES. Seriously, a dream come true.
This year, I was even going to make homemade Valentines for my son to take to school. I pinned about a thousand ideas. But alas, he insisted he wanted the Fun Dip Valentine cards we saw at Target.
My Plan for Valentine’s Day!
These heart shaped cinnamon rolls are adorable and are the perfect morning treat. Since you use store bought cinnamon rolls, it will be a quick and easy breakfast to whip up on a busy school morning. You can always go the homemade route though.
This is my favorite homemade cinnamon roll recipe:
Let’s be real, I can’t be cute the whole day, I’m only human. Boring, regular lunch going on.
This is where it gets really good. My favorite thing to eat in the whole world is steak, rib eye to be exact. So, I will be using my Sous Vide to make the best freaking steak of all time. I’m not kidding when I say this. The sous vide cooks the steak to perfection, literal perfection. Then a little butter, garlic, and a cast iron skillet add an insane mouth watering sear. I’ve always been a “grilled is the only way to eat steak” gal until the sous vide entered my life. The process might seem complicated and a little overwhelming (I avoided using mine for about a year, and now all I can think about are those poor wasted steaks), BUT I promise you it is actually pretty easy.
Serious Eats does a phenomenal job of explaining the steps. I would suggest following the steps and recipe in the article linked below.
- I cook my steaks at 129° because I like mine really pink in the middle. Choose your preferred doneness and set your temperature accordingly.
- I use salt and pepper to season and then add a few sliced garlic cloves.
- Freezer bags work great for this! I have also heard that Stasher Bags bags work well.
- The article says to use oil to sear the steak, but I use BUTTER, and I probably use more than 1 tablespoon. Look, one meal with butter will not make your thighs grow.
- I DO NOT USE A TORCH. I don’t want my steak and house to be charred.
As our side, I am going to roast some brussel sprouts to go with our steak. Frozen brussels work best in my opinion. They are soft on the inside but get super crispy on the outside when roasted. Defrost in the microwave until soft then toss them on a baking sheet with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Roast for 20 minutes at 400° or until brown and crispy!
I forgot to mention that my kids will probably have mac and cheese and some bites of steak. They won’t touch brussel sprouts with a ten-foot pole.
I thought it would be fun to pick a treat or two to make with the kids. My son loves helping me in the kitchen and he also loves sugar. Haha.
Here are the options I’m thinking about:
Because Christmas Crack is my favorite thing ever so I have to try this out.
Again because strawberry cake is my favorite so I think strawberry cookies will also be my favorite. Except for peanut butter cookies. I love peanut butter cookies.
And, last but not least:
Because what’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate covered strawberries!
And wine. Because duh.
There you have it! I hope you all have a fantastic love filled Valentine’s Day with the people you love! This menu is really perfect for any special occasion, or to make a normal day special.