If you forgot to make a reservation and don’t want to venture back out during the evening rush hour to enjoy dinner on Valentine’s Day — or you’d rather stay home for a cozy evening with your significant other — here’s a great recipe to try at home. Make this meal the heart of your romantic evening or serve as a delicious meal for a cold winter night.
The best part of the preparation of this meal is that you can easily work on the various components simultaneously, as the preparation of the meat requires some resting time. The meat and vegetables also cook at the same temperature! The vegetables complement the flavor profile of the meat, and it’s all tied together with a delicious puree.
While this is an easy meal for one person to cook, it’s even more enjoyable when prepared together by two people. And with this recipe, you’ll have everything you need for a delightful, complete meal that won’t make you feel guilty, so there’s room for dessert. All you’ll need to do is pick up that sweet treat on the way home — and don’t forget the flowers!
Servings: 2 full dinner plates
Note: This is a special occasion dinner that should provide some delicious leftovers and is healthier than many restaurant meals. To reduce sodium and sugar, use less salt and fewer cranberries. Enjoy!
Pork chop version
Note: Nutrition information for both versions calculated using 3 ounces of cooked meat.