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Win This Valentine’s Day with 98 Apartments Owasso

With 98 Apartments in Owasso being so close to Sprouts market, finding the ingredients for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner is a breeze. All you have to do is find the perfect recipe. Your goal should be to cook something that’s different enough to be worthy of a special occasion, yet simple enough that you won’t screw it up. It’s all about walking the fine line and knowing how far your cooking skills will take you. Whipping up a romantic meal at our Owasso apartments is an affordable alternative to the fancy dinner reservations, as well as a chance to impress —or depress, depending on your cooking skills — your date. We put together this list of 5 recipes, some more difficult than others. You’ll find the classics, like Italian cuisine and seafood, as well as some unique dishes that even the most novice of chefs should be able to pull off. Here’s hoping that your Valentine’s Day dinner goes off without a hitch!

 

#1. Chicken with Lemon Potatoes

 

We’ll start with something simple and hearty. First, you will need these ingredients:

 

1 whole chicken

1 bunch fresh basil leaves

5 tbsp. unsalted butter

2 lemons

5 clove garlic

2 scallions

coarse sea salt

Freshly ground pepper

1¾ lb. small to medium potatoes

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

½ bunch fresh parsley leaves

 

Once you’ve got those things, you’re ready for the directions.

 

#2. Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts Linguini

 

For whatever reason, Italian cuisine is associated with romance. This recipe is perfect for a candlelit dinner, but first, make sure you have these ingredients:

 

½ lb. Linguini

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

6 oz. unsliced pancetta (or 6 slices thick-cut bacon)

1 medium Sweet onion

1 lb. Brussels sprouts

2 clove garlic

⅓ cup dry white wine

3 oz. Parmesan

 

Now you’re ready for the directions

 

#3. Roasted Vegetable Macaroni and Cheese

 

Take a look around your kitchen and make sure you have these ingredients:

 

1 lb. plum tomatoes

6 cups broccoli florets

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

3 tbsp. butter

3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

4 cups milk

2⅓ cups grated aged Asiago

2½ cups grated sharp Cheddar

2 tbsp. Dijon mustard

1½ tsp. salt

2 tsp. black pepper

2 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme

1 lb. penne

 

Got all that? Then you’re ready for the directions.

 

#4. Lobster Noodle Casserole

 

Seafood is another kind of food that’s associated with romance, perhaps because seafood is seen as an extravagant expense. Although good lobster in Oklahoma doesn’t come cheap, this meal is still more affordable than dinner at your favorite seafood restaurant. All you need to do is throw these ingredients in your grocery cart.

 

2 fresh lobsters

3 tbsp. salt

½ tsp. salt

3 tbsp. butter

1 shallot

1 tbsp. tomato paste

3 clove garlic

¼ c. brandy

½ c. heavy cream

.13 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper

½ lb. egg noodles

1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

6 sprig thyme

 

Check, check and check? Great! Here are the directions.

 

#5. Ricotta Mashed Potatoes

 

This last recipe is really more of a side dish, but it can be paired with any of the above recipes at dinnertime. Even if you botch every other recipe and are forced to order takeout, make these mashed potatoes as a side just to prove to yourself —and your date—that your cooking skills do exist. Here are the necessary ingredients.

 

2 lb. Yukon gold potatoes

2 tsp. salt

1½ cup fresh ricotta

½ cup whole milk

3 tbsp. butter

½ tsp. ground black pepper

 

Without further ado, here are the quick and easy directions.

 

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