Cooking for One, Eating for Two
Enjoy the perks of a valentine-free Valentine’s Day.
If you’re on your own for this exhaustingly couple-centric holiday for whatever reason, don’t fret. In fact, not having to worry is definitely the best part about dining solo. Take it as a blessing that you can enjoy a very un-Valentine's Day dinner, free of dainty sweets, suggested serving sizes, sharing or having to cater to someone else's tastebuds. Here are a few ideas to get you going.
Enjoy Garlicky Greatness
Since there's no reason to shy away from garlic breath, make the savory and pungent flavor bomb a main event with quick cooking pastas like spaghetti aglio e olio, Creamy, Garlicky Shrimp Skillet or a truly next-level 40-Cloves-of-Garlic Chicken Alfredo.
Eat Saucy, Saucy Wings
Dig into your favorite sauce-drenched wings (these buffalo wings are baked so you don't have to work up a sweat over a fryer) without worrying about how messy it is. Also, double dip as much as you like!
Use the Big Bowl (or Plate)
Don't Worry About Sharing Dessert
Keep things simple and bake a batch of your favorite cookies. No need to fight over the last piece. It's yours for the taking.
And if you've got some steam to blow off, channel your rage into making this deliciously symbolic Broken Heart Chocolate Cake, made from a melted down box of chocolates and sugary glass that's made to be crushed.
Above all, treat yourself!