Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine's Day Dinner

Valentine's Day has to be one of the worst days ever to go out to dinner. It's crowded, the wait is long, it's just not very intimate if you ask me. My husband and I don't make a big fuss over Valentine's Day anyway but we do usually try to have a nice dinner.

This year I made Barefoot Contessa's Baked Shrimp Scampi (yes, I'm on a bit of an Ina kick right now) and I served it over linguine with roasted asparagus. It was delicious! I'll definitely make this again but I think I'll reserve this recipe for special occasions because it calls for A LOT of butter. But again, really nice for a special occasion like a romantic evening with your hubby.

You can find the recipe HERE, if you're interested. I pretty much followed it to a tee. Generally, I will only post recipes on my blog if it's my own or if I've altered it in some way. Otherwise, I'll just post the link.



  1. It looks wonderful! Delicious! The butter is always a concerned of mine, too. But it's fun to indulge every once in a while. Happy belated Valentine's Day.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's so funny that you made this for Valentine's as well. Looks delicious!

  3. Oh and you should join Barefoot Bloggers! It's a great way to get through Ina's cookbooks and try new recipes.