Valentine’s Day Meal at Home

By Cindy Adams

Trying to get a dinner reservation for February 14th at the most popular restaurant in town? Not so much. There’s one table that doesn’t require a reservation on Valentine’s Day: yours! Luckily, you don’t need to go out to have a memorable meal. If you’re planning a night in with your sweetie, these delicious dishes will make your meal just as memorable as if you had gone out.  Try this easy meal of Garlic Butter Salmon with Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Lemon Parmesan Asparagus. Then end the evening with a romantic Valentine’s Day Chocolate Martini Cocktail and you’re sure to fall in love.

Roasted Garlic Potatoes


1 pound fingerling potatoes, halved
(or Yukon golds or halved white/red baby potatoes)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons
fresh chopped parsley 


1.Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly spray a baking sheet or tray with cooking oil spray. 

2. Arrange potatoes on sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with the oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic. Toss so potatoes are evenly seasoned. 

3. Roast in the oven for 45- 55 minutes while flipping occasionally, until crisp and golden. 

4. Remove the potatoes from the oven and season with a little extra salt and pepper to taste.