Almost forgot about Valentine’s Day? No worries! If you have either some frozen vegan burgers, or a favorite veggie burger recipe, you’re in luck! This goes over well with all ages. Try out our menu plan for a last minute Valentine’s Day dinner!
Chez Mountain Farmhouse ♥Valentine’s Day♥ Dinner Menu
Mixed Green Salad
Potatoes – Chips, Fries, or Roasted
Heart-Shaped Veggie Burgers
Heart-Shaped Burger Buns
Fruit and Your Favorite Chocolate Candy
Go Out or Stay In?
Personally, I don’t love going out to eat on Valentine’s Day. The restaurants are crowded and noisy, and they usually jack up the prices on such a “holiday.” I don’t even like to receive a bouquet of fresh flowers on Valentine’s Day, because they also cost about twice their usual price!
What to do? Well, I usually put together a somewhat home-cooked meal on the actual day. Then we’ll go out to eat either the day before, the day after, or on the weekend.
This year, however, it has all crept up on me a little too fast.
So….if you find yourself in this situation, read on so you can SAVE VALENTINE’S DAY! ♥
Simple as Salad
Salad is easy enough to prepare. You might even have some in your fridge. If not, get out your salad bowl and have fun. Cherry tomatoes, red peppers, or radishes will give it a festive, colorful touch.
If you are out of a good dressing, try a little red wine vinegar and a sprinkle of olive oil. Add some pepper and some herbs if you like.
Potatoes Are Sure to Please
No time to cook up some potatoes? Potato chips are my go-to favorite for this kind of casual, yet delicious, meal. We also like veggie chips, which were this year’s choice.
If you have more time to prep, scrub up your potatoes. Then cut them up into wedges. Toss in about a tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of rosemary, thyme, and pepper; then toss some more. Bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes, or fry on the stove until a little crisp on the outside.
Heart-Shaped Vegan Burgers
And now for the Main Course! Do you have a favorite veggie burger recipe? Or a favorite type of frozen veggie burger?
We love Beyond Burgers™. This year, I decided to shape them into hearts! It really isn’t that hard. I just squished up the burgers and patted them into a heart shape. If you have a large, heart-shaped cookie cutter, you could use that if you wish.
These burgers resemble meat so closely it’s uncanny. They are even Joel-approved!
(Disclaimer – This is not a sponsored post! We just happen to like these burgers a LOT.)
Next come the buns. I cut a small wedge to make the top of the heart shape.
Then I trimmed a little off of each side to create the point at the bottom of the heart.
Served up on the plate with the side dishes and condiments, it makes a lovely meal.
And here’s how it looks from the side.
This meal will work just as well if you are planning a romantic dinner for two as it will for families. If you have young children or grandchildren, they will surely love the heart-shaped burger!
For a fun Valentine’s Day breakfast, try my Sourdough Scones cut into heart♥ shapes!
Don’t fret if you’ve been too busy to think about Valentine’s Day! Take the pressure off of yourself and give this idea a try. I’d love to know how you like it.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Blessings to you and your loved ones!
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