Valentine’s Day is around the corner. It is time to show your love and appreciation to your beloved one. Some couples take this day so seriously and spend so much time searching for the best present and money to spoil each other. Some of them just treat it as a casual day and do not arrange anything special.
Showing love actually should be every day instead of focusing on only one day. You should be grateful every day that you have each other. And you do not need expensive presents to please.
Whether you like celebrating Valentine’s Day or not, it is good to spend quality time together on that day. In our busy lives, we all forget to spend precious time with each other, so it is a great excuse to have a cozy dinner together and create lasting memories.
For some of us, cooking can be therapeutic and preparing effortlessly delicious food is so easy. On the other hand, you may not like cooking, and you may not have an idea about what to cook for an easy meal.
We, as promotons, prepare a menu for two, that you can easily prepare and cook everything in less than an hour.
Steak is always a good idea to impress. You can find any kind of meat cuts at groceries like Hy-Vee, Kroger, Walmart, Lidl and so many more. You can just pick the one that you and your lover like the most. The pan-frying is usually the quickest way of cooking steak so the best cut for the pan is usually from the lion or rib of the steak. Additionally, the steak cut is also preferred not to be too thick to be able to cook tender steak.
All the ingredients to cook the easiest steak are olive oil, butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. You have to make sure that your steak is at room temperature so take your steak out of the fridge before 30 minutes of your cooking time. First, you can season your steaks with salt and pepper. Set your heater on high and start to cook your steak with olive oil and butter for 2-3 minutes. Then you can put your heater on medium and add some garlic. The cooking time for rare, medium, and well done can vary. Therefore the average cooking time for;
Rare is usually up to 2 more minutes.
Medium is usually up to 3 -4 more minutes
Well-Done is usually up to 5 - 6 more minutes.
You can place your steaks on a serving plate and wait for them to cool down for a couple of minutes. You can also cook some mushrooms on the same pan, you can add the chunks of mushrooms and wait for them to turn into brownish. The mushroom cooking time is usually 8-10 minutes.
What about easy side dishes and desserts?
As a side dish, you can buy some frozen potatoes and chuck them into the oven. All you need to know the given cooking time on the package. Therefore, while you are cooking your steak and mushroom, your potatoes will find their way in the oven.
On top of that, as a dessert, you can always buy chocolates. At groceries, department stores, and discount stores, there are lots of chocolate varieties. There are also special editions of different brands of chocolates like Ferrero Roche, Lindt, Godiva, Reese's Dove for Valentine’s Day.
And of course, don’t forget to buy a good pairing of wine. You can find special prices for Valentine’s Day. Check out the weekly ad and circulars before your visit so you can take advantage of lower prices.
If you do not have time to cook, don’t worry, a tender kiss, and a big cuddle will work in real love. You should show your love every single day so don’t count on one single day.
And, if you do not have any partner, you are not alone, there are lots of people out there. You can invite one of your best friends and watch Netflix. You can put a frozen pizza in the oven and as a dessert, ofc, Ben Jerry's or Haagen Dazs ice cream. One of the best!
Note: The most important is to love yourself first to be able to love and be loved.
Promotons loves you <3
Happy Valentine's everyone!:)