Valentine’s Day in the past years consisted of theme park dates, candlelit dinners, road trips, and movie dates. But because of the pandemic, it all has to change this year— just like how Christmas and New Year celebrations were entirely different in 2020.
But changing how we socialize doesn’t mean completely canceling all celebrations, especially if the occasion is just at home and between the people in your household. That’s why for this Valentine’s Day, My Pope Philippines found this three-course meal you can serve for your loved ones! (Read: Easy Valentine’s Day Recipes for Chocolate Lovers)
This meal can be between partners, families, or friends who want to eat a meal together and share their love for each other on that day. These are also easy to prepare and will surely fill your stomachs and your hearts (with love!).
Three-Course Meal Recipe: Chicken, Cranberry, and Peanut Salad
These days, everyone is making an effort to become healthier and eat healthier to protect themselves and their loved ones from contracting illnesses, especially COVID-19. That’s why there’s been a rise in interest for salads, making it the perfect appetizer for a Valentine’s date! (Read: 3 Pinoy Recipes That Do Not Require Pork as an Ingredient)
Check out this recipe for chicken, cranberry, and peanut salad. It’s not just easy to prepare, but it’s also super packed with flavors and nutrition!
Three-Course Meal Recipe: Chicken Piccata
Piccata is a dish that consists of meat that is dipped in flour and browned, and is served with a light sauce made of butter, lemon juice, and capers. This dish is very timely as there is an ongoing ‘pork holiday’ given that the African Swine Fever (ASF) is still around, and is decreasing the confidence of hog raisers— thus, the supply of pork in the market is low.
Chicken piccata is also easy to make and only requires a few ingredients; even newbies in the kitchen can make it! You may check out the recipe here.
Three-Course Meal Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake
And for dessert, why not splurge a little on sweets? After all, Valentine’s is indeed a day to be sweet to your loved ones! Plus, this lava cake makes use of bittersweet chocolate meaning even those who aren’t exactly sweet tooths will be able to indulge and enjoy this treat.
It only requires seven ingredients to bake, which you might possibly have in your cupboard already! Find the recipe here.