Valentine's Day is almost here!
And you know what that means? It's the perfect time to dress up dinner.
I'm not talking about anything extravagant, mind you. But there's nothing wrong with getting just a little bit fancy once in a while - especially if you can do it without any fuss.
Maybe you're planning a romantic dinner for two. Or maybe you're excited for a hot date with Netflix. (Ahem. You're not alone. Cough, cough.) Either way, you just might fall in love with this surprisingly simple recipe from the Hearty 10 Meals & More Collection.
In fact, my husband said this meal was better than any pork tenderloin he's ever had at a restaurant. Even better, it's ready in 35 minutes from start to finish.
Now I know what some of you are thinking. Figs? With pork? Despite the great reviews for this recipe on Tastefully Simple's website, I was more than a little nervous, too. My six-year-old was also suspicious and immediately asked, "Mom, what are those little black things on my plate?" (Clearly, this mama needs to change things up more often.)
Don't be afraid. The pork is incredibly succulent, and the caramelized figs create just the perfect sweet-and-salty balance. Plus, you'll feel like you're dining at an expensive five-star restaurant - without making reservations, hiring a baby-sitter or spending an arm and a leg.
What's not to love about that?
P.S. There's always room for dessert! Just swirl ¾ cup of warmed Nutella into Absolutely Almond Pound Cake batter before baking. Serve with fresh strawberries, along with cold glasses of milk for the little sweethearts in your life.