Easy Valentine’s Dinner Your Husband Will Love!

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Valentine’s Day

*romantic sigh*

Beautiful flowers, a romantic dinner at a pricey, dimly lit restaurant, walking arm and arm through the city. 


Sound like your plans for Valentine’s Day?

Uh, yeah, unfortunately not mine either.  Like millions of moms all over the world, I will be celebrating this romantic holiday with my husband in a somewhat unromantic way…at home, with my children.  But things don’t have to be totally same ol’, same ol’.  They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach so here is a Valentine’s Day dinner idea that will make him fall in love with you all over again.

Oh, and did I mention this is sooo easy to prepare?!  This means that, yes, you can still pull off a fantastic, praiseworthy dinner all while taking your little one to the bathroom, finding and replacing the head of your older child’s favorite action figure, and fending off the ravenous children trying to break into the pantry for a pre-dinner gorging.  You know how it goes.

Here is how to pull it off:

Pick up Lloyd’s Babyback Pork Ribs in the meats section of your grocery store.  I got the 2.5 lb. rack of ribs for under $12 at the Commissary.  I think elsewhere they are about $14.99.  Aside from wrapping the ribs in foil and putting them in the oven, there is no prep involved…yeah, that’s what I’m talking about!

Decide on the veggie sides you’ll prepare:

I did mashed potatoes and corn on the cob.  I was going to do asparagus instead of the corn because The Husband loves it, but in the end I went with corn on the cob because I knew the kids would eat it.

Corn on the Cob–ya shuck it then you boil it for about 5 minutes.

Mashed Potatoes–I like mine to taste super yummy by themselves so here is what I put in:

5 pealed, boiled, mashed russet potatoes

1/2 cup reduced fat milk

1/2 cup sour cream

2 oz. cream cheese

2 cloves minced garlic

Salt to taste


In the end you’ll have a hearty, yet detectible dinner that is sure to please your man…and the kids. 😉  I’ve never had my husband tell me so many times what a great dinner that was as I did when I made this last night.


After the kids were in bed we topped it all off with a simple dessert of strawberries with powdered sugar (a family fave).

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post.  I just thought it would be fun to share.  In posting this, however, I will gain entry into a contest that I certainly don’t expect to win. 🙂


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  1. I love that disclosure! Sounds like a wonderful dinner. I make potatoes that are almost like that and it is a favorite dish in our family. My hubby loves ribs so this meal would be a great Valentine's Day treat for him.
  2. Corn on the cob! I will be right over. Sorry to crash you romantic evening, but that's my favorite!
  3. I am also excited by the corn on the cob! Those strawberries are great - romantic even on their own.
  4. Wow that looks delicious! We never do much for Valentine's Day either, but this year we are actually going out to dinner...YAY!
  5. we are having a Valentine's Day treat tonight of chocolate covered strawberries and some white wine. Since I have been sick for the last few days, dinner is going to be unimpressive.
  6. Yummo, that looks great! Happy belated Valentine's Day!
  7. Love this! I think even I could pull off those ribs! (I'm a total novice in the kitchen!) great post!
    • I consider myself a fairly good cook, but when it comes to meat by itself, I'm totally clueless. I couldn't have been more pleased with how they turned out. The fact that they required so little effort on my part and that my husband (and even my picky eater 4 year old) was totally thrilled with them was so wonderful!
  8. I'm going to have to try this recipe. This one would make my husband happy!
  9. christina moore says
    I would love to try this
  10. Sounds great! My husband loves ribs too! I never thought of them as Valentine's Day fare....but I guess what matters is serving up a favorite for your man. Thanks for broadening my perspective. Maybe that's what I'll do for our anniversary since V Day is gone.
  11. Courtney Tucker says
    I have never tried those ribs and can never get my ribs to taste right in the oven but am wanting them bad, need to buy a new grill so I can have some! I also add cream cheese and sour cream to my mash, love chives on them too!
    • I was so impressed with these. I rarely cook meat other than chicken. It intimidates me. These were right up my alley and my carnivore husband couldn't have been more pleased with the taste! You should try these...man this is making me hungry. LOL
  12. Diana Camden says
    Ribs done easy, perfect! I have a husband now (newlywed) so always up for a new recipe. Thanks for sharing. Diana C
  13. Sandy VanHoey says
    We just had these ribs 2 night ago and they really are delicious! I've made the potatoes before like you but without the garlic. I need to try the garlic in it as well.
  14. Mmmmh this looks soo good! Me and hubby are the stay at home on valentines day too