It’s almost time for the day of love, which means it’s time to make plans for you and your partner on this romance-filled day. If you’re looking to avoid the hassle of reservations and want to chill out in comfy clothes with your loved one, we highly recommend having a cozy date night in with loads of snacks that are easy to make and perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Charcuterie for Two
If you want to really enjoy some quality time with your date, skip the cooking and prepare a simple charcuterie board with your favorite cheeses, sweets, and crackers. We recommend prosciutto-wrapped Original Cheddar CheeseSticks for a savory snack you’ll both love and chocolate dipped Melting Parmesan CheeseSticks to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can sweeten the rest of your cheese board with an assortment of fruits such as strawberries (a Valentine’s Day staple) and grapes. We also highly recommend adding to the cheesiness of the evening (no pun intended) with an assortment of fresh cheeses of your choosing. Finish it all off with a glass of wine and you have the perfect date night snack!
Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta
Looking to make your date night cuisine a little more exciting? We’ve got you covered. Try out this recipe for Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta, the perfect mix of savory and sweet. In this recipe, opposites attract to create the perfect combination of delicious flavors and textures. The crunch of our Grilled Crostini Toasts and the creaminess of the ricotta make for a snack you’re going to fall for instantly. Our stomachs are rumbling just thinking about it!
- 1 cup finely diced strawberries
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Flakey sea salt
- 12 John Wm. Macy’s Grilled Crostini Toasts
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- Balsamic vinegar for garnish
Toss the strawberries with mint, olive oil, and a pinch of sea salt. Spread ricotta cheese on each Grilled Crostini Toast. Top with a spoonful of strawberries and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and more sea salt.
Stuffed Mushrooms with Your Love
Sometimes cooking is the perfect activity to get closer with your partner, have fun, and enjoy together later. If you and your partner are looking to do a little bit of cooking on your special evening together, we recommend trying out our Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe that includes Melting Parmesan CheeseSticks. These mushrooms are delicious, easy to make, and small enough that you can enjoy them alongside a charcuterie board appetizer.
No matter how you decide to spend your Valentine’s Day–whether you’re sharing snacks with friends, a partner, or yourself–we truly hope you enjoy it. It’s all about love and enjoying time together, and that’s what we’re all about at John Wm. Macy’s. If you do make one of our snacks included above, remember to tag us in your posts on social media! Happy Valentine’s Day, Crunch Crew!