We had a fantastic meal this week from the Tesco Finest £20 deal in order to sample some of the delights and share them with you before the big V Day!!
This just goes to show that you don't always have to go out on Date Night and can enjoy a relaxing evening as a couple in the comfort of your own home.
My Meal: Slow cooked Lamb Shank with Roasted Vegetables and Pommes Puree followed by Lime and Pistachio Torte
Joe's Meal: Chicken in Pear Cider with Pea and Asparagos Ravioli and a side of Triple Cooked Chip followed by a Pot au Chocolat with Caramel Sauce and Chopped Nuts.
All of this was accompanied by a few glasses of Codorniu Rose Cava.
My Lamb Shank was beautifully cooked and falling off the bone, the Pommes Puree was creamy and comforting and although I could have done with a few more vegetables it was a change from Spag Bol or Sausage and Chips!
Joe really enjoyed his chicken despite passing the Ravioli to me before tucking in! The chips were very posh compared to our usual single cooked variety and they really didn't last long.
I found myself feeling very full after devouring our meal but still found a little bit of room for dessert in the form of Lime and Pistachio Torte with Raspberry Coulis. It was tart and creamy and the sponge base was a nice surprise as I was expecting a cheesecake like base.
All of this took just 45 minutes to cook and although it did take a little prep with the stopclock and shuffling around in the oven it was far from the stressful meals we usually prepare.
We had a lovely Date Night which ended with watching back to back episodes of Supernatural while snuggled up in bed!
I may have eaten the chocolate pot myself the next day as Joe doesn't really 'do' puddings...it was scrummy! Rich and smooth and just what I needed after a busy day at work.
Why not treat your loved one to a meal they don't really have to cook this Valentines and pop down to your local Tesco store where a huge range of dishes are on their special £10 meal deal!
You can even order online at www.tesco.com/groceries to save having to do the shopping!