Coronavirus and its variants are still spreading throughout the United States. This means it’s still important to stay home as much as possible to slow the spread. Holidays and special celebrations such as Valentine’s Day are no exception.
You and your partner can still make the day romantic and special with delicious dinner and dessert recipes at home. Plus, booze is always cheaper when you buy it and make drinks at home!
Here are some other good reasons to stay home for Valentine’s Day this year:

You Can Wear Whatever You Want
Whether you like getting dressed up or not, you don’t have to dress weather appropriate when you celebrate V-day at home. Want to wear a slinky silk strapless dress despite freezing temps? Go for it. Want to stay in your pajamas? Even better.

You Don’t Have to Battle the Crowds
Everyone comes out on Valentine’s Day to celebrate their love on the exact same night. Avoid the crowds and stay safe at home.

You Can Make Anything You Want to Eat
Valentine’s day menus are typically a hit or a miss at restaurants because they often only offer a limited menu. If you or your partner don’t check the menu ahead of time, you may be left with a less than appetizing dinner.
Try your hand at making your own delicious meal, or hire a personal chef to take care of the cooking and clean up for you.

5 Best Valentines Day Recipes
Check out these five great Valentine’s Day recipes that you can cook with your special someone this year.

Lobster Mac and Cheese
Lobster mac and cheese is a crowd favorite that is equal bits classy and casual. It’s extremely delicious and romantic. Pair this meal with fresh arugula and pear salad and some warm french bread to finish it off.
Find the full recipe for your romantic date night here.

Chicken Parmesan
Chicken parmesan may sound boring, but it is a delicious classic that delights taste buds each and every time. This chicken parmesan recipe that we recommend has a delightful twist to it for the day of love.
Make your chicken breasts into hearts by grabbing a large heart-shaped cookie cutter before you add the delicious marinara of your choice and mozzarella.
Find the full recipe here.

Lemon, Asparagus, and Chicken Pasta
What’s more romantic than pasta? Relive the iconic Lady & The Tramp scene with lemon, asparagus, and chicken pasta, instead of spaghetti.
The citrus and buttery tastes of this light but satisfying pasta will be sure to make your Valentine’s night special.
Find the full recipe here so you can buy your ingredients in advance.

Pineapple Baked Salmon
For pescatarian couples, try a delicious salmon recipe with hints of juicy pineapple flavor. The pineapple baked salmon is sure to impress your romantic partner this Valentine’s day. Pair this salmon with grilled zucchini or mushroom rice pilaf.
Find the full recipe here.

Grilled Eggplant With Tomato and Feta
Try this tasty grilled eggplant with tomato and feta recipe if you are vegetarian or you want a light meal on your romantic night. This dish is easy to make and pairs well with asparagus and quinoa.
Find the full recipe here.