I think you all missed the point. It was made to be simple. The article doesn’t say “how to make an extravagant dinner for Valentine’s Day.” It says how to make a simple one. These are extremely budget friendly, which is awesome. Why not save money on a cheap but tasty dinner for two in the privacy of your own home, rather than spend $50+ per person to sit in a crowded, sweaty restaurant on one of the craziest days of the year? I’d rather have the home-cooked meal. Also, because these meals are so simple the cook can add whatever extras (seasonings, veggies, etc) that they want and it’s not going to harm the integrity of the dish!