Romantic 3-Course Dinner for Two

Romantic 3-Course Dinner for Two

Use our 3 simple recipes to create an easy, affordable and romantic dinner for two.



Skip the long Valentine’s Day lines (and expense) at restaurants by whipping up this decadent 3-course dinner for your loved one instead. Light those Febreze candles to set the mood and get cooking!

Course 1:
Wintry Pear Salad

Prep time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: $

Ingredients
1 jar (26 ounces) sliced pears, drained
4 to 6 ounces chevre (soft goat cheese) or other soft cheese, like feta cheese
1 red pepper, cut into rings
Butterhead lettuce (also called Boston or bibb lettuce)
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
1/2 cup salad oil
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Arrange several pear slices, 1 to 1 1/2 ounces of cheese and red pepper rings on top of the lettuce on each plate. Sprinkle with walnuts
  2. Combine oil, vinegar and mustard in blender. Cover and run on medium for 1 minute. Carefully spoon dressing over each salad and serve

Alternative Options: If pears don’t suit your taste, substitute our tabbouleh salad or chickpea veggie salad for the first course.



Course 2:
Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Pearl Onions
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: $$

Ingredients
2 pounds boneless pork tenderloin
1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup pearl onions
1 fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced (save stems for garnish)
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 cup chicken stock, divided
1 apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Sea salt, to taste

Instructions

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Brush pork with mustard, and then coat with bread crumbs
  2. Heat olive oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add pork, and then sear all sides until crisp and golden brown. Transfer pork to glass baking dish and set aside
  3. With the skillet still over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add pearl onions, fennel and raisins. Cook until onions and fennel are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in 1/2 cup chicken stock, and then let simmer for 5 more minutes
  4. Add apple, cinnamon, sea salt and remaining chicken stock. Return pork to the skillet, and then roast in the oven, uncovered, for 20 minutes
  5. Let pork rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Garnish slices with fennel stems and raisins

Alternative Option: For another deliciously simple main course, whip up our tasty take on Parmesan chicken.



Course 3:
Black Forest Parfaits

Prep time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: $

Ingredients

3 unfrosted chocolate cupcakes
3/4 cup chocolate syrup or chocolate fudge sauce
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
1 1/2 cups sweetened whipped cream
Chocolate shavings

Instructions

  1. Dice cupcakes into 1/2-inch cubes, yielding 3 cups
  2. Layer the diced cupcakes in small clear shot glasses or cordial glasses
  3. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and top each with 1 1/2 tablespoons of cherry pie filling and a dollop of sweetened whipped cream
  4. Garnish with shaved chocolate

Alternative Option: Substitute our easy honey pears and cinnamon peaches for the dessert course to end things on another sweet note.



Cleanup Tip: Spend the rest of the night enjoying each other’s company – not washing the dishes – by throwing Cascade Platinum Pacs into your dishwasher. You won’t even need to pre-wash!

Which of these recipes will you enjoy this Valentine’s Day? or register for P&G everyday to let us know in the comments below!

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