We know your schedule is busy because ours is too. That’s why I’m sharing this Romantic Date Night Menu for an easy and affordable date night at home!
Sometimes we just need a nice quiet dinner at home to enjoy the company of someone special. Don’t you agree? You never know what might happen when the mood is just right!
We love those Bertolli Frozen Meals in a bag from the freezer section of the grocery store. You just dump it in a skillet and it’s ready in under 15 minutes! You can easily make a No Fuss Romantic Dinner when served along with a side salad, sliced french bread from the deli, and Italian Butter.
My husband and I decided we needed to create that moment for ourselves recently after our schedules had kept us a little too busy.
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How To Set The Mood
Set a pretty table by creating layers. Begin with a tablecloth or a large piece of fabric or a blanket suitable for acting as a tablecloth. Remember you are having dinner at home so just use what you have.
Create a Layered Place Setting by stacking larger dishes on the bottom followed by a salad plate, dessert plate and soup bowl or any combination you intend to use for your meal.
Bring out your best dishes and silverware.
Dine on your porch or deck if weather permits.
Dine at the smallest table you have or slide the chairs closer together at your dining table.
Use low lightings such as candles or oil lanterns.
Italian food is always good for date night. Lasagna is easy and affordable to make at home and a delicious one-dish dinner. Use our Easy Classic Lasagna recipe!
I recommend making a dish of Lasagna the day before your planned romantic date night. Lasagna is always better the next day and there will be less work for you on your date night.
Don’t try to make time for fancy desserts. Those are nice but let’s keep this date night fuss-free. Vanilla ice cream with Homemade Hot Fudge topping is always a nice end to a delicious dinner. Chocolate and romance are first cousins anyway! My Homemade Hot Chocolate recipe is ready in a few minutes with only four ingredients!
The idea is to enjoy a romantic and relaxing evening so we are not preparing anything fancy or time-consuming. However, if you purchased this meal at a fancy Italian restaurant, it would be expensive.
Romantic Date Night Menu
- Lasagna or any Bertolli Frozen Shrimp Scampi Meal
- Sliced French Bread from the deli
- Tossed Green Salad
- Italian Butter
- Vanilla Ice Cream with Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
Outdoor Dining Tip
Dining al fresco on a breezy calls night calls for an oil lamp or battery-operated candles. If you have neither use some white Christmas tree lights.
Don’t skip the Italian Butter! See our easy recipe. It’s a Carrabba’s copycat Olive Oil Bread Dip!
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