Ideas From the Co-op for Your Valentine

If you’re thinking of avoiding restaurant crowds this Valentines Day, go for preparing a fresh meal at home using a  few ideas from the co-op:

Start with a simple salad of mixed tender greens, top with thin slices of pears, crumbles of goat cheese and walnuts. Drizzle with bottled (or your own home-made) vinaigrette.

Select a couple of 100% grass-fed or traditional-finished heart-shaped rib eye steaks from our meat counter (special $8.99/lb pricing for a limited time!) Sprinkle them with salt and pepper, then combine some melted butter and minced garlic and spread on the steaks with a brush.  Grill or broil on top rack of oven for about six minutes on each side for medium rare, and a little more time for medium well.

Serve with a side of classic mashed potatoes or garlic and chive twice baked potatoes from the deli service counter. You can also saute fresh broccoli florets or cut-up asparagus spears in a little olive oil, adding a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt just before serving.

For dessert, induldge your valentine with something delicious from our deli. Here’s a great idea: Select a few packaged-to-go  items and arrange on a platter to create a special dessert tray. Mix and match items such as Tiramisu, chocolate on chocolate baby bundt cakes, chocolate Bavarian dream cakes, eclairs, cream puffs, strawberry shortcake, Dancing Deer chocolate brownie hearts, a selection of cheese cakes or heart-shaped meringue cookies.

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