Muir Glen Valentine's Day Menu

Muir Glen Valentine's Day Menu

January 30, 2013 | Permalink

Unsure where to dine this Valentine's Day? We're encouraging you to stay home, and the Muir Glen Valentine's Day Menu has everything covered from appetizers to dessert.

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Cooking a four-course meal for Valentine’s Day is a sure sign of love. Luckily, it also can be relaxing and easy to pull off. Below is the preparation schedule and order recommended to prepare this meal without rushing. The key to making this meal easy is that a number of items can actually be made in advance.


  1. Make the soup. It reheats perfectly.
  2. Make the vodka sauce for the chicken or cauliflower. It also reheats well.
  3. Make the red velvet cakes but do not bake them. Just get them in the baking tins, cover them with plastic wrap, and store them in the fridge until needed.


  1. Marinate chicken breast or prep cauliflower.
  2. Thaw and prepare puff pastry.
  3. Reheat soup and vodka sauce (just simmer both on low heat). If either soup or sauce gets too thick, add some water.
  4. Bake puff pastry.
  5. Bring water to boil for pasta.
  6. When puff pastry is almost done, start searing chicken or cauliflower.
  7. Finish chicken in the oven. The cauliflower can cook in the skillet.
  8. Cook spaghetti.
  9. Slice and set out puff pastry.
  10. When chicken is done, let it rest for a few minutes, then slice.
  11. Serve chicken over vodka sauce with spaghetti on the side.
  12. Ladle soup into serving bowls and garnish with yogurt and chives.
  13. After dinner (or slightly before dinner is finished) bake cakes and set a timer so they don’t over-cook.
  14. Forget about the dishes until tomorrow.

NOTE: If you’re keeping track, there is a moment during this prep where you will have four burners actively cooking things. Stay calm in this moment. You can do it!

Menu contributed by Nick Evans of Macheesmo.

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