Monday, February 13, 2012

Special Valentine Night Dinner | Guest Blogger Beautiful Beyond Dreams

Dinner for Two: 3 Courses & a Mocktail under $30.00!!

I love to cook and I love to save money.  With Valentine’s Day near I wanted to provide you with a great 3 course dinner for two plus a yummy mocktail (if you drink insert “cocktail”) all for under 30 bucks!! Yes, you heard me right…appetizer, dinner, dessert and drinks for two hungry people under $30 dollars...I promise you will end the night feeling full and happy!!

This 3 course dinner is restaurant worthy, but involves some creative and smart thinking, coupons, and a lot of kitchen fun! Below you will find the costs of all the items purchased along with pictures showing you the finished result and the actual total price.

Don’t just cook to cook…cook to eat a dinner that you and your significant other will rave about for months! Remember to have fun in the kitchen and be sure to taste everything along the way, just make sure you leave room for dinner!

Dinner for Two: 3 Courses & a Mocktail under $30.00!!

Appetizer: $5.50

Tomato Basil Soup with Mini Paprika Garlic Bread Sticks

(Ingredients: Progresso Tomato Basil Soup($2.50), Hoagie Rolls($1.00), 1 bag shredded cheese($2.00))

Dinner: $16.63

Creamy Pesto Spaghetti with Tilapia, Asparagus, Spinach & Tomatoes

(Ingredients: 1 box of thin Spaghetti($0.88), Creamy Pesto Sauce Mix: Milk & Cream Cheese($4.00), Fresh Tilapia($4.00), Fresh Asparagus($3.00), Fresh Spinach($2.00), Fresh Tomatoes($1.00), Parmesan Cheese($1.75))

Dessert: $2.50

Red Velvet Cake in a Cup

(Ingredients: 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix($1.00), 1 container of Cream Cheese frosting($1.50), Any cup that makes you happy!(FREE from your home.))

Mocktail: $5.00

Sparkling Pinkade Apple Mocktail

(Ingredients: Pink Lemonade($2.00), 1 bottle of Sprite($1.00), Orange Juice($1.50), 1 Apple($0.50). If making an actual cocktail add liquor of choice.)

Dinner for Two: 3 Courses & a Mocktail = $29.63!!

Thanks so much Brittany, owner of Beautiful Beyond Dreams LLC for giving us this loving and penny pinching meal.  We think there's enough left over for a nice Valentine gift.  Follow Brittany on Twitter at @UrDreamPlanner and she's regularly listening in to The Divas and obviously Sister-Save-Alot each and every Saturday at 8AM. 

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