Appetite for love: 4 easy date night meals

Finally, a little time to relax and unwind with the one you love. Instead of getting dressed up and heading out, give your dinner a makeover instead. Light some candles, open a bottle of red, cue up that tender playlist and dish out a simple menu of your M&M Food Market favourites for a gourmet-style meal for two.

Romantic surf and turf

A romantic surf and turf meal.
Romantic surf and turf meal.

Ultra-tender, with a rich, decadent flavour, Bacon Wrapped Beef Filet Mignons are a steakhouse–style main that’s so easy to make at home. Broil the steaks according to the package instructions to juicy medium-rare, and serve with one of our easy-peel Lobster Tail Skewers or Herb and Garlic Shrimp Skewers, melted herbed butter for drizzling and lemon wedges for squeezing. And since no meal’s complete without a little something green, cook our Gourmet Floret Medley to serve alongside. This blend’s white and green cauliflower, and traditional and romanesco broccoli are picked at their peak and seasoned with a splash of olive oil, garlic and sea salt — top with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan or toasted almonds for a restaurant-style finish. And don’t forget to leave room for dessert! Caramel Sea Salt Cakes come in a convenient two-serving package for a perfectly sweet ending.

Gourmet chicken and asparagus

Stuffed chicken breast with asparagus and rice.
Stuffed chicken breast with asparagus and rice.

Dig in to tender white-meat chicken stuffed with only the good stuff. Our Gourmet Chicken Kiev is filled with silky melted butter and chives and coated in golden, toasty crumbs — just pop two in the oven straight from the freezer and let them bake while you concentrate on the sides. Meanwhile, fire up an easy-heat tray of Herb and Garlic Asparagus, which is picked at the height of ripeness and flash-frozen so you can enjoy this spring vegetable any time of year. Top the spears with crumbled feta for a creamy accent that complements the rich-tasting chicken. Serve with a side or rice and finish up with gooey, cinnamon-scented Bumble Blossoms®, made with local apples and frozen in a convenient two-pack.

Laid-back veggie pasta night

Stuffed pasta dishes with salad and dessert.
Stuffed pasta dishes with salad and dessert.

All the flavour is in the bag when you cook our Cheese and Spinach Ravioli . Seriously, it couldn’t be easier! These large, delicate pasta pockets, filled with spinach and a creamy three-cheese blend, simmer in a perfectly seasoned light tomato sauce. All you need is a homemade Caesar salad on the side — topped with crumbles of our naturally smoked Fully Cooked Bacon, of course, and a lemon wedge to squeeze overtop. Round out the meal with a loaf of our fragrant Garlic Bread with Cheese, with its crackly baguette crust and gooey cheddar-mozzarella topping. And since this is date night and indulgence is the name of the game, serve your sweetheart our gorgeous, individually sized Crème Brûlée. They come in a two-pack, so sharing is optional.

Pub night at home

A table full of appetizers.
A table full of appetizers.

No shouting to be heard over the music on this pub night! Just delicious finger foods for you and your date to share, starting with our zesty Bruschetta Flatbread. (Use a pizza cutter to slice it into cute restaurant-style wedges.) Next up for any pub-grub lover is wings, and our fully cooked Wings are incredibly good dunked in Buttermilk Dill Dipping Sauce. Serve them with sides of nicely seasoned Salt & Pepper Onion Rings and crunchy carrot and celery sticks. One of our bite-sized treats — like Nanaimo Bites, Pralines and Cream Cheesecake Bites or Mini Eclairs — will help you end on a sweet note if you’re too full for a big dessert.

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