Which is just what this Meal Plan Monday equips you to do.
I actually wish that every Meal Plan Monday could have a theme. Because I really enjoy spending ridiculous amounts of time putting together a well themed meal plan. No sarcasm. I'm not sure why I enjoy it so much. Maybe it's the coordination? I mean...I do really enjoy when things match...oh, hello OCD.
So, what are you doing for Valentine's Day? Going out? Staying in? Making one/some of these yummy things (like that octopus...oh my goodness...that octopus!)? Unfortunately, I won't be making any of these things on Valentine's Day because I'll be on my way to Missouri to celebrate my sister and her fiance at her (their) shower! However, you better believe I'll be digging into some of these recipes in the near future. Like that wine braised octopus washed down with a blood orange french 75? Yes, please. Valentine's Day not required.
Enjoy the food, your week, and the "holiday"!
P.S. - I'll be back soon to give you the recipe for the scallops featured below. They're to die for. And I wouldn't want you drooling over a picture with no recipe!
the important things...drinks
Blood Orange French 75
-from Cookie + Kate
Hot Blooded: Jalapeno & Blood Orange Whiskey
-from Domestic Fits
Godiva Chocolate Infused Vodka
-from Dine & Dish
the morning things...breakfast
Raspberry Smoothie and Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits
-from Good Life Eats
Strawberry Nutella Poptarts
-from The Novice Chef
DIY Sugar Cubes
-from Princess Misia
the main things...dinner
Scallops with Quinoa and Pomegranate Gastrique
-from Scarborough Food Fair (recipe coming soon!!)
Red Beet Gnocchi with Meyer Lemon Pesto
Moroccan Stuffed Squash
-from Scarborough Food Fair
Wine-Braised Baby Octopus with Saffron Polenta Cakes
the sweet things...dessert
Lemon Ricotta Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Fresh Figs
-from Cook Republic
Blood Orange, Prosecco & Thyme Sorbet
Chocolate Stuffed Poached Pears
-from Bake Me Blush
Chocolate Whiskey Pots de Creme