Valentine’s Day Steak Dinner for 2!

DinnerPlan a luxurious evening at home with this succulent meal!

Ingredients

1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
4 scallions, washed and cut in 1/2
2 large cloves garlic
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 pounds inside skirt steak, cut into 3 equal pieces
Special equipment: blow dryer

Directions

1. Heat charcoal until grey ash appears.

2. In a blender, mix oil, soy sauce, scallions, garlic, lime juice, red pepper, cumin, and sugar and puree.

3. Place pieces of steak in a large Ziploc bag and pour in marinade. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible. Allow steak to marinate for 1 hour in refrigerator.

4. Remove steak from bag and pat dry with paper towels.

5. Using a blow dryer, blow charcoal clean of ash.

6. Place steaks directly onto hot coals for 1 minute per side. When finished cooking, place meat in aluminum foil, wrap, and allow to sit for 15 minutes.

7. Remove meat from foil, reserving foil and juices.

8.  Slice thinly across the grain of the meat. Return to foil pouch and toss with juice.

 

Serve with your favorite red wine and side salad for a delightful, romantic meal!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day All Month Long! (Part 2 of 2)

Do a little wine tasting.

Head to the nearest winery and sample wines together. You don’t need to be an expert to appreciate a fine glass of wine. Pick the wine you both like the most and buy a bottle to take home. You can look forward to sharing it together one romantic night in the near future.

Go horseback riding.

What a fun way to spend time with your sweetie! Riding horses brings out the kid in all of us!! Are you near a beach? Check local websites for horseback riding on the beach. This is an adventure you can take advantage of any day of the week!

Watch the sunset.

Choose any afternoon, grab a blanket, a bottle of wine and cheese, and lay back while nature does its thing. You can even prolong your date with a relaxing evening under the stars. Don’t forget the  camera. You’ll definitely want pictures of this!!

Schedule a day  at the spa.

Indulge in a couple’s massage followed by a mani/pedi as you sip on champagne and enjoy a tasty snack. Your spa team will make the arrangements so you and your  significant other can experience a relaxing day together and leave all your worries behind. For that extra special touch, purchase a spa gift card  for your sweetie so they can stop in and relax  by themselves one day after work.

Stop talking about it and just do it!

Do you both keep talking about something you want to do, but never get around to it? The month of romance is the perfect time to pull out all the stops. Go ahead and plan that special trip. You’ll both enjoy making lasting memories with each other.

 

Most importantly, don’t get stuck showing your special someone how much you love  them on Valentine’s Day only. Express your love all month long.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day All Month Long! (Part 1 of 2)

ValentinesDay-imageFun Valentine Surprises you both can get excited about!

The month of LOVE has arrived and Cupid is on the move! Have you been struck by the arrow of love? Need some ideas to celebrate with your sweetheart?
Check out these fun activities to keep the spark ignited all month long!

Splurge on a movie and dessert night! Rent a movie you both will enjoy. It doesn’t have to be romantic. Grab a comedy for a night of laughs. After all, a couple that laughs together, stays together. Then, create a dessert bar on the coffee table with cookies, ice cream…the works! (No counting calories tonight!) Sit back, laugh, eat, and enjoy your special time together.

Catch a concert together. Check websites for concerts in your area. Spend the evening dancing and singing to some of your favorite tunes. You can even opt for an out of town concert and enjoy a weekend getaway!

Create a day of surprises. Purchase a few roses and your Valentine’s favorite candy. Place them in places you know he/she visits throughout the day, perhaps in a desk drawer, in the car, or in their briefcase. You’ll bring smiles to your loved one’s face all day long!

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