Celebrate Valentines Day







 
If Food be the Music of Love - read on!

Valentine’s Day - A romantic opportunity not to be missed!

Here are some lovely Valentine’s Day snippets to get you in the mood:


In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This was the origin of the expression "to wear your heart on your sleeve."

One billion Valentines are sent each year world-wide, making it the second largest card-sending event of the year behind Christmas.

Apparently women purchase approximately 85 percent of all Valentines.

Ever wondered what profession receives more Valentine cards than any other?

Teachers receive the most Valentines, followed by Kids, Mothers, Wives and Sweethearts.


Strangely enough over 650 million Valentine cards are also exchanged each year by children between the age of six and ten.

Statistics reveal that more than nine million pet owners buy gifts for their pets on February 14 - must be puppy love!

More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine's Day each year.Over 50 million roses are given each year for Valentine's Day worldwide.

The first Valentines Day candy box was invented by Richard Cadbury in the late 1800s

Shakespeare’s Juliet may be a character of romantic fiction who also dies in the play that’s centuries old but bizarrely enough the city of Verona in Italy where the play was set still receives more than 1000 Valentine cards addressed to Romeo’s other half.

Romance is obviously alive and well so spoil someone special this St Valentine’s Day with some of these irresistible and romantic treats.



That magical candle-lit dinner
Finding the right gift for Valentine’s Day can be difficult - but here at Godfreys we have generations of experience in providing just the right ingredients for that magical candle lit dinner to celebrate St Valentines - the patron Saint of Lovers.

Someone special
Shrouded in legend and mystery St Valentine’s Day traditionally still allows us to show that someone special how much they mean to us.

Romantic treat
So to help you do that we have produced some special celebratory Cuts - plus kept some of the old traditional favourites to help make your intimate special evening a memorable and romantic treat.

The choice is yours!
You can choose to stay on the reliable and well beaten track with the traditional succulent Steaks or try something different - perhaps from the list of recipe suggestions below - the choice is yours!

Romantic recipes
Here are just some irresistible and romantic recipes to get you thinking - possibly dreaming:



•   Breakfast in Bed - otherwise known as the Ultimate Makeover Full English - by Angela Nilsen
Start the day in a decadent fashion.
Angela makes a healthier version of an iconic English meal - without losing the nostalgia.
Easily doubled / halved
Preparation time 5 mins : Cooking time 20mins.

 Click here for Directors Sausages, Unsmoked Back Bacon
(Click title for recipe)



Steak & sticky red wine Shallots - by Barney Desmazery
People will think you've been cooking for hours with this rich and meaty dish, ready in under 30 minutes
Easily doubled / halved
Preparation time 5 mins : Cooking time less than 30mins.

Click here for Sirloin Steaks, Fresh Beef Stock 
(Click title for recipe)



Braised Ox Cheeks Wellington with Peppercorn Gravy - by Cassie Best
Crisp Puff pastry covers tender meat in these individual Wellingtons - the ultimate main course for a romantic Valentine’s Day meal for two - and a Thrifty Cut too!
Preparation time 30 mins : Cooking time 3hrs 45mins.
Click here for Ox Cheeks
(Click title for recipe)



• Florentine T-Bone Steak
The classic! 
Enormous Steak, served rare - and designed to be shared
If you have never enjoyed a T-Bone Florentine Steak before - this is one of the world’s great romantic sharing treats - not to be missed!
Preparation time 5mins : Cooking time 15min.
 Click here for Beef Steak Florentine
(Click title for recipe)



• Sticky Fig Lamb Cutlets with warm Bean and Couscous Salad - by Cassie Best 
Pick up a lean Rack of Lamb to really impress when cooking a romantic meal for two - serve with fruity Moroccan flavours.
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 10mins.
Click here for Rack of Lamb
(Click title for recipe)



•  Venison Steaks with Stroganoff Sauce and Shoestring Fries - by James Martin
Steak and Chips gets even more special with rare, seared Game and homemade Fries with Mushroom creamy sauce.
Preparation time 25 mins : Cooking time 30 mins.
Click here for
Venison Steaks, Fresh Beef Stock 
(Click title for recipe)



•  Lebanese Poussin with spiced Aubergine Pilaf - by Sara Buenfeld
This Middle Eastern-style meal makes a decadent supper for two - serve your  Poussins with a spicy and aromatic rice accompaniment.
Gluten-free
       Preparation time 15 mins : Cooking time 45 mins.
Click here for Venison Steaks, Fresh Chicken Stock,
(Click title for recipe)

So whether you choose one of the recipes  above - or are just inspired to further explore your romantic options - we hope we have given you plenty of food for thought
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Whatever your choice - do have a fabulous and romantic St Valentine’s Day!
 
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