This year, we challenge you to conquer your home-cooking fear and encourage you to bring your Valentine’s Day celebration home. A home cooked meal can be more personal and thoughtful than going out to eat. Hormel Foods has worked to put together several tips and delicious recipes to add some flavor and make your entire Valentine’s Day experience stress-free. Start by picking a setting. Will you be serving breakfast in bed? A romantic meal at the dining table? A series of small dishes or one main course? Here are a few ideas from Hormel Foods for each option.
Breakfast: Don’t sacrifice precious sleeping time by creating a time-consuming breakfast dish. Try topping off toasted frozen waffles with Hormel® Cure 81® ham, strawberries and maple syrup. Or, spread toast with cream cheese, create a heart in the center of the toast with blueberries and spoon strawberry jam in the center.
Appetizer: Asian Lettuce Wraps are simple to prepare yet have a sophisticated look and taste. Heat a combination of chicken, water chestnuts and a House of Tsang® stir-fry sauce of your choosing in a wok or skillet. Arrange the mixture in the center of each lettuce wrap, top with your favorite veggies and enjoy!
Main course: Impress your guests with a tasty Sausage and Pepper Pasta. Customize the simple dish that combines rigatoni pasta and Hormel® Natural Choice® spinach asiago chicken sausages with your loved one’s favorite jarred pasta sauce.
Don’t forget dessert! Valentine’s Day is known as a “sweet” holiday and no home-cooked meal on this day would be complete without a delectable dessert dish. If you’re already exhausted from your cooking efforts, heat up Hormel™ Country Crock® cinnamon apples and spoon over ice cream for a quick and mouth-watering ending to your meal.
I received this information from Hormel, as part of my membership of the Hormel Family Blogger Program.