Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

Last week (week 1)’s lucky winner is…Deby! 

Here’s to a Valentine’s Day you will fall in love with…want to know why? I’m going to give you a recipe for dinner and dessert that have you seeing STARS!! You can share with your significant other, family or friends!!

Google Image


For Dinner: Million Dollar Spaghetti
1 lb. ground beef
1 can of spaghetti sauce
8 oz. of noodles
Whole stick of butter
Bag of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
8 oz. of cream cheese
¼ cup of sour cream
½ lb. of cottage cheese
13 x 9 casserole dish

Preheat oven to 350°
Start boiling your noodles in a large pot
While boiling noodles, mix cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese in medium size bowl (you may have to warm up the cream cheese or leave it out for awhile before mixing)
Starts browning the ground beef, drain when cooked, and then pour your spaghetti sauce over it
Cut a few slices of butter and space out on the bottom of your casserole dish
Then layer HALF of the cooked noodles over the butter slices
Pour and spread (as best you can!) the creamy cheese mixture over the noodles
Layer the rest of the noodles over the cheese mixture & add a few more slices of butter on top of the noodles
Spread the meat sauce evenly over everything
Cook in oven for 30 minutes
Take dish out and sprinkle cheddar cheese all over the top
Cook for an additional 15 minutes

For Dessert: Knock Ya Socks Off Brownies
1 bag of Kraft caramels (14oz)
Evaporated milk
1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
1.5 sticks of butter
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
13 x 9 casserole dish

Unwrap caramels from Kraft package into a small saucepan
Add 1/3 cup evaporated milk to caramels in saucepan
Melt these together on stovetop very slowly (low-med/low heat) and make sure it does not scorch on bottom
Take off the heat and let it cool down. Stir it a few times to cool it off and slightly thicken

Thoroughly grease the bottom and sides of your casserole dish

Melt 1.5 sticks of butter in a small bowl in microwave
Mix melted butter, cake mix, and another 1/3 cup of evaporated milk together (it will be THICK!)

Layer half to 2/3 of the cake mixture on the entire bottom of the dish
Bake at 350° for 17 minutes
Remove from oven
Sprinkle 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of pecans (optional) on the mix
Drizzle/pour caramel mixture on top of everything
Drop small flat pieces of remaining cake mixture on the top
Place back in the oven and cook for another 17 minutes or until top is firm

Let cool and enjoy the yummy goodness!  Best served in small portions with milk and/or vanilla bean ice cream.

This week’s question is…what are you cooking for Valentine’s Day? Enter your answer in the Rafflecopter form below for this week’s $100 Visa Gift Card. The last day to answer this week’s question is Sunday, February 16 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 18.