Anniversary Dinner At Home

Christina Lane | Dessert for Two

Plan an anniversary dinner at home. No need to blow a ton of money on a less-than-private affair. Use our delicious menu to treat your sweetheart right.

Anniversary Menu Plan Photo

Is your anniversary coming up? If you’re anything like me, you want to celebrate with food. And lots of it. But the idea of waiting for a table at a restaurant and the high probability of being sat in a less than desirable table is too high.

When I want to celebrate, I like to cook at home. I usually do all of the cooking without any thoughts towards the dishes. After chatting together (and finishing a bottle of wine or two), the clean up always goes smoother than you think it will.

Generally, I take a half day off from work to cook a meal this special. I like to give myself plenty of time. Plus, I genuinely enjoy the process of shopping for groceries, so I like to shop the day of for the freshest ingredients.


First, pop a bottle of bubbly and serve appetizers to get the mood set. My pick is this creamy feta radish dip. Simple, but still far from ordinary. And perfect with champagne.

Feta Cheese Dip Recipe

    6 Servings 6 Ingredients

And because having two different kinds of cheesy to nibble on always means something is being celebrated, whip up this Whipped Goat Cheese Dip, too. It’s completely customizable, just use your favorite herbs and you’re guaranteed to love it.

Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe

    8 Servings 6 Ingredients

Main Course

As a main course, I would make this Grilled Pork Tenderloin. The meat is simple, easy and always delicious.

Grilled Pork Loin Recipe

      6 Servings 8 Ingredients
Grilled pork loin photo
Grilled pork loin may not be the obvious cookout choice, but it is an awesome one. It feeds a crowd, and pairs so well with pineapple!
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To top the grilled pork, this homemade teriyaki is an excellent choice.

Side Dishes:

Since we need a side dish or two, I would make something a little spicy to go with the sweet. Jalapeño cheddar grits sound like just the thing!

Roasting vegetables of any kind brings out their sweetness, and this roasted broccoli and cauliflower mix might be the perfect way to round out your main course.

Roasted Broccoli Recipe

    6 Servings 8 Ingredients


You’ve worked hard cooking that huge meal. Let’s take it easy on dessert with the quick and effortless almond skillet cake. It’s fancy without being complicated. Plus, any leftovers made for a great breakfast with a cup of tea.

Almond Skillet Cake Recipe

    12 Servings 11 Ingredients
Almond skillet cake photo
Almond Skillet Cake is light and sweet, with just the right amount of almond-y goodness. Cooked up in a cast-iron skillet that can be...
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Christina Lane

About Christina

Christina grew up in Texas, but now lives in Missouri.You may know her best for her Dessert for Two, but here on Food Fanatic, she’s famous for her fantastic Dinners for Two.