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No Stress Valentine’s Day Ideas with Harry & David

I know, I know. You’re probably going to punch me in the face because I’m already talking about Valentine’s Day, but you can’t deny the fact that it’s just around the corner {can we also talk about how fast this month has flown?}. I figured I’d bring up this topic now so you guys have enough time to prep for it and get your orders in for whatever you need!

There is always a love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. Some people don’t get why there is a specific day to show the person you love how much you love them. Shouldn’t that be every day? I agree with that sentiment but I also feel that you should just embrace the holiday since it’s a permanent one on the calendar. Why not get some fancy food and have a romantic date night? I’m all about that. I’m a hopeless romantic and any romantic gesture will make my heart melt. I know most everyone has kids these days but you could use this holiday as an excuse for “mommy-daddy time,” right?

So, Valentine’s Day = special occasion. Special occasion means go all out on a fancy dinner. Fancy dinner always reminds me immediately of lobster. I mean, isn’t it true? Whenever you hear someone say, “lobster” you almost immediately give the ‘brow lift and say, “oOoOo fancy!” Or at least most people associate lobster as one of those special occasion meals! I’m not Oprah, I can’t have it every night of the week!

Well guess what? I’m partnering this Valentine’s Day with Harry and David to give you ideas to celebrate with your loved one at your Table for Two ;)

Since we were just talking about lobster, Harry and David has this brand new super fancy Lobster Dinner for Two available that will make any valentine of yours swoon and melt. First off, the Lobster Dinner for Two comes with two gourmet Maine lobster pot pies. It’s LOADED with chunks of lobster meat – really, they don’t skimp AT ALL like some places or restaurants might. You’ve come to know Harry and David because of their quality ingredients and exceptional products so you know they won’t skimp on you when it comes to a Valentine’s Day lobster meal! The pot pies have this rich and creamy sherry-splashed cream sauce to envelope the lobster meat in. Looking back, I wish I ate Jason’s too ;) haha kidding! Oh, before I forget, one last thing that you need to know about these pot pies is the detail of the crust! The top crust of each pie has a pastry heart cutout that will pop up when cooked!! How cute and festive is that?!

I told you Harry & David does NOT skimp on lobster meat! There’s no fillers like restaurants. There was a huge chunk of lobster meat in EVERY bite of our pot pie. It was funny watching Jason eat this. He’d close his eyes and savor the lobster bite.

Okay, moving on, not only do you get the dreamy pot pie, you get the rich Quattro Formaggio served in a real scallop half shell (talk about presentation!) that’s again LOADED with Maine crabmeat and a decadent cheese sauce made from four cheeses (Mascarpone, Swiss and two kinds of cheddar cheese). Top it all off, the half shells are topped with lemony herb bread crumbs.This was like Mac ‘n Cheese on crack. It was Jason’s favorite part of the meal. He couldn’t get enough of it.

I’m not done yet, you can’t forget dessert on Valentine’s Day! Within the Lobster Dinner for Two, Harry & David even supplies dessert for you, and it’s not any dessert, it’s a Chocolate Sin cake (who wouldn’t want to eat a dessert that’s name chocolate sin?), which is a flourless cake made of dense chocolaty goodness. It was an eye-popping experience. The second we took a bite of this we couldn’t stop. The chocolate ganache on top is so decadent and the gooey chocolatey insides were rich and everything I could want in a chocolate dessert. You’ll definitely get your chocolate fix with this cake!

I think after eating all this, Jason and I went into a lobster coma. You really won’t go wrong with this for Valentine’s Day and it’s priced so well AND you can schedule when you want this delivered (in case you want it to be a surprise and don’t want it sitting in the freezer for a week). It beats any fancy schmancy restaurant lobster special. Since it’s coming from Harry & David, you know that you won’t be disappointed or wondering “wait, where is the lobster? All I see is filling.” I mean, just check out my photos above - all the lobster items are LOADED with lobster meat! And really, you know this all too well: you go to restaurants and they give you a “stuffed lobster tail” and there’s barely any meat. You can’t go wrong with this Harry & David package. We read the ingredients and there were NO preservatives and no crazy ingredients we didn’t know how to pronounce. Such great quality. Really!

If lobster doesn’t float your boat, Harry & David has a bunch of other Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved one. How about a Valentine’s Day Tower of Treats? Valentine’s Day Cookie Gift Box? How sweet would it be to have your loved one waking up to mini roses and chocolates w/champagne? I know personally I would just about die if I received xoxo chocolate dipped strawberries!! Hint, hint ;) You should definitely check out all of Harry & David’s Valentine’s Day gift ideas to help get your brain churning on ideas or even place an order so you know you’re set for Valentine’s Day! No “oops, I need to make a last minute reservation” – you have plenty of time starting now! Now aren’t you glad you have me around? :)

Be sure to check out Harry & David on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for more great ideas!

Disclaimer: Harry and David compensated me for this post and sent me the Lobster Dinner for Two for review. All opinions are, always, 100% my own.

17 COMMENTS

  1. 01/24/2013 at 8:38 am

    Fancy totally equals lobster. Oh my goodness, this meal looks divine (I subconsciously moved closer to the chocolate dessert pics on my screen). Also, your Valentine’s tablecloth is so cute and festive!

  2. 01/24/2013 at 9:09 am

    They all look incredible! The perfect Valentine’s Day meal, for sure!

  3. 01/24/2013 at 9:12 am

    Yes please!!! The lobster pot pie looks delish. Love the quattro formagio in a half shell, what a great idea! I’ve made baked clams in a half shell, can’t wait to try making mac n cheese ‘on crack’ in them! Great post! Happy Valentines Day!

  4. Dawn
    01/24/2013 at 9:22 am

    YUM! That is exactly what a fancy Valentine’s dinner for two looks like in my mind! My husband and I love seafood! a little wine and a candle and we’d be all set!

  5. 01/24/2013 at 10:08 am

    I seriously want that chocolate bomb in my mouth like yesterday. Ahhh gimme gimme.

  6. 01/24/2013 at 11:11 am

    Lobster? Yes.

  7. 01/24/2013 at 11:46 am

    All of it looks so good! Who wouldn’t want help preparing the perfect Valentines Day Meal.

  8. 01/24/2013 at 12:13 pm

    That chocolate cake needs to find a way to my house fast!

  9. 01/24/2013 at 2:28 pm

    I think if I snatched up all these goodies for Valentine’s Day, they wouldn’t even make it to the table! It all looks sooo delicious, especially that big chunk of lobster – yum!

  10. 01/24/2013 at 2:39 pm

    I am all about looking for excuse to eat fancy dinner, dessert and make my boyfriend feel extra special :) all these are making me want to celebrate valentines day now!

  11. 01/24/2013 at 3:22 pm

    I love hearing about Valentine’s Day, even if it’s early :) What could be bad about red, pink and chocolate?! Oh and that lobster..ooooooh wow…I would happily take that for Valentine’s Day this year!

  12. 01/24/2013 at 6:16 pm

    Those lobster pot pies are the cutest!

  13. 01/24/2013 at 6:34 pm

    Holy mother, that Quattro Formaggio sounds iiiiincredible (I am a sucker for cheese!).. My boyfriend loves lobster so he’d go crazy for all of this :)

  14. 01/24/2013 at 8:35 pm

    Dessert is always my favorite part of celebration dinners. That cake looks amazing!

  15. 01/25/2013 at 12:15 am

    I’ll take the lobster pie please!!!

  16. 01/26/2013 at 10:06 am

    That looks amazing, Julie. Love the photos, story, and I can’t wait for your special day. 92 days? Who Hoo.

    I’d love to have this lobster potpie for a stay-at-home Valentine’s Day meal!

    xo

  17. 01/28/2013 at 7:43 am

    these look so adorably romantic fun to eat

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