What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Cooking for your sweetheart at home? Weighing in the cold winter weather and expensive “special” menus at restaurants, opting for a special date night at home is always a great option. This is a great time to purchase a special steak, lamb chop, or protein you don’t purchase every week. If you want to feel good about the meat you’re eating and ensure that the taste and quality meet your expectations, look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop at the meat case or counter. You’ll know that the animals were raised according to our rigorous farm animal welfare standards with more space and an all-vegetarian diet. You’ll taste the quality. And there’s no better way to say you care than with a great-tasting meal prepared with love.
We’ve compiled a few recipes that are sure to make your romantic dinner one to remember. So, break out the nice plates, a few candles, and some wine. And have a cozy, quiet night at home enjoying time with your favorite food and your favorite people. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Filet Mignon with Creamy Peppercorn Sauce
Nothing says “special dinner” like filet mignon. Add this creamy peppercorn sauce and you will “ooh” and “ah” through every bite. For a more traditional steakhouse experience, we suggest a baked potato and steamed broccoli as a side. If you want to make it “extra”, try this delicious prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and these loaded twice-baked potatoes. Wow, this photo makes our mouths water…
New York Strip with Cherry Compote
Looking for a larger portion size? Try this recipe for New York Strip Steaks with a beautiful cherry port sauce. Very Valentine’s Day — just add the red heart-shaped chocolates for dessert.
Pan Seared Lamb Chops with Cipollini Onions
Love lamb? Pick up some G.A.P. Certified lamb chops when you’re at the store this weekend. Just add a green vegetable or caesar salad and you have a delicious meal for your Valentine.
Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes with Maple Frosting
We didn’t forget the dessert and neither should you! Love the sweet and savory combination? So do we! Check out this recipe for chocolate cupcakes with bacon (yes, please!) and a delicious maple frosting. Make these ahead and don’t forget a side of vanilla or butter pecan ice cream!
We hope you have a wonderful evening celebrating with your partner. If you’re putting forth the effort to make a meal for your special someone, you’ve already won. It’s the thoughtfulness that counts! Bon Appetit!
For more recipe suggestions, check out the Recipe page on our site. To learn more about our farm animal welfare standards and why it’s important, explore our G.A.P. website. Thanks for helping us #MakeitGAP!