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valentine's day dinner ideas

Valentine’s Day is around the corner! We all know that this holiday can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead of making reservations at an expensive restaurant, choose to stay home! Plan for a babysitter if you need one, light some candles, and have a delicious dinner that you made yourself.

Most grocery stores right now are offering sales on romantic dinner items like steaks and lobster so you can get a really nice meal for less. Here are some Valentine’s Day dinner ideas that include ingredients that are on sale right now!

Make it a complete night by watching a fun date-night movie. You can see my post on where to stream date night movies for some inspiration.

Note: these are current prices on select ingredients at different stores that I cover. To find specific ingredients at stores near you, use the item search on my site to find the current best deals (and to see which coupons to use).

Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas:

Meal Idea #1

T-Bone Steak with Garlic & Rosemary
$6.99/lb at publix
$4.99/lb at bi-lo
$5.99/lb at food lion
The Perfect Baked Potato
99¢/lb at lowe’s foods
$3.99/10 lb bag at bi-lo
Roasted Green Beans
$1.99/lb at publix
Mini Cheesecake Parfaits
cream cheese – $1.49 at kroger
strawberries – $1.99 at bi-lo
                          $1.49 at aldi

Meal Idea #2

Lobster Tails with Garlic Lemon Butter
$4.99/3 oz at bi-lo
$5.99/4-5 oz at kroger & lowe’s foods
$8.99/twin pack at food lion
Herb & Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes
$2.99/5 lb bag at bi-lo
99¢/lb at harris teeter
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
$1.99/lb at kroger & food lion
$2.99/lb at bi-lo
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
$1.99 at bi-lo
$1.49 at aldi

Meal Idea #3

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo
chicken – $1.88/lb at kroger
                  $6.49/40-48 oz at bi-lo
pasta – 40¢ at bi-lo
             67¢ at kroger
             71¢ at food lion
Quick Italian Salad
salad blend – $1.74 at harris teeter
                         $2.25 at publix
Valentine’s Day Brownies
M&M’s candies – $1.50 at walgreens
                                $1.49 at target

And if you’re really feeling festive, here’s a fun champagne drink recipe you could try!

Raspberry Pink Champagne Floats
raspberries are on sale for less than $3 at publix, bi-lo, and kroger

Remember to use the item search to find items that are currently on sale near you!

You can have a nice Valentine's Day dinner at home for less. Here are some Valentine’s Day dinner ideas that include ingredients that are on sale right now!

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