(Family Features) A midweek Valentine's Day always presents an extra challenge. But relax! There's no need to push the celebration to the weekend with this simple and elegant romantic dinner for two.
An entrée of beef tenderloin steaks is "special" but even more so when paired with a decadent Red Wine-Cognac Sauce. No one will guess it took only 20 minutes to cook and prepare.
Simply season the steaks with pepper, then pan-broil them in a skillet to the doneness you and your Valentine prefer. Pairing the pan drippings with red wine, cognac and cream results in a delicious, richly flavored sauce to complement the beef.
While love is in the air, uncork the wine and round out this dinner celebration with simple sides like crisp-tender asparagus and a favorite potato. Dessert? Well, of course! Chocolate truffles and champagne or chocolate-raspberry mousse cake and espresso maintain the mood.