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Simple Meal Idea – Valentine’s Edition ?

by Kristen Fescoe

For many parents of multiples, Valentine’s Day can easily become a last-minute consideration. With the hustle and bustle of your crazy life, who has time to think up a perfectly planned Valentine’s dinner?

That’s why we decided that this Simple Meal of the Week would be a Valentine’s Day Edition. Simple, delicious, and family-friendly! 

Valentine’s Day One Sheet Pasta Dinner


  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1-2 cups cherry tomatoes, rinsed 
  • 1 bunch asparagus, rinsed and ends trimmed
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 1 lb linguine (or your favorite style of pasta)
  • Optional: loaf of fresh bread or a simple salad 


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit / 200 degrees Celcius. 
  2. Lightly spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. 
  3. Place the shrimp, tomatoes, garlic, asparagus on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. 
  4. While that bakes, cook your linguine according to package instructions, strain one al dente. 
  5. Bake 10-12 minutes, until the shrimp is cooked and tomatoes begin to burst.  
  6. Place the halved lemons on the baking sheet during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking. 
  7. Put cooked pasta in a bowl and top with the shrimp and vegetables. Once the lemons have cooled slightly, carefully squeeze the juice over the pasta dish. This is optional but you can top your pasta with shaved parmesan.
  8. Serve with bread or a simple salad. 

Who says that cooking for Valentine’s Day has to take all day? With an easy, one-pan meal you can enjoy a restaurant-quality meal in under 30 minutes. 

Kristen Fescoe

Kristen Fescoe is an adjunct professor of Psychology at Rowan College, a writer and lead editor at Twins Magazine. She's the mother of three, twins daughters aged 12 and a son aged 7. Kristen earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Forensic Psychology. She began her career working in two prisons in Philadelphia as an inmate counselor and part of a research team at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing her research, Kristen founded a company specializing in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, applying clinical psychological practices in the business world. Since venturing out of clinical practice, she has used her knowledge and experience in psychological principles working with businesses to help them apply these concepts to business practices. She joined the Resility Health team as the Clinical Manager in 2016.

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