“Best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Traditionally, Valentines day is not complete without sitting down with your partner to an intimate and romantic dinner date. If you believe that, you are probably already searching for different restaurants to dine in… but isn’t it more special and appetizing if you will be the one to prepare and cook for your date?

So for those who are on a budget, doesn’t want to deal with a lot of people in line to dine, or those tired of hearing busy lines for reservations, we have 10 recipes for a five-course meal dinner for you:

10Broccoli Cheese Soup

Before anything else, soup is served first to set the palate and mood of your meal. Since we go for a romantic yet homey feel, it’s a great way to make a soup with greens and cheese! Aside from budget-friendly, it is also easy to make – done in just a couple of minutes.

Ingredients:

    3 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli
    3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
    6 tablespoons margarine
    1 onion, chopped
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    2 cups milk
    1 1/2 pounds processed cheese food, cubed
    1 pinch ground white pepper

How to prepare:
In a large pot over medium heat, simmer the broccoli in the broth for 15 minutes. In a separate skillet over medium heat, melt the butter or margarine, add the onions and saute for 5 minutes, or to desired tenderness.

Add the flour to the onions and stir well, forming a pasty substance. Gradually add the milk and stir until thick. Add this mixture to the broccoli mixture in the pot and stir well. Then add the cheese, stirring until melted. Finally, add the pepper. (Note: Be careful not to let the soup boil, or the cheese will break down.)

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