Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day!  Every year on February 14, loved ones exchange gifts such as candy, flowers, and jewelry.  But what is the history behind this holiday?  One story comes to us from Rome.  Valentine was a priest who served in Rome during the third century.  Emperor Claudius II decided that soldiers who were not married and did not have kids, made for better warriors. With this being his belief, he outlawed marriage for young men.  Valentine did not agree with this decree, so he decided to hold weddings for young couples in secret, despite what the Emperor had to say.  Today, this holiday is often celebrated by couples going out to dinner where most restaurants hold a Valentine’s day special menu.  One problem with this is that if you wait too long to get a reservation, you may be out of luck.  But wait!  There are some great meals you can make to impress that special someone with a great home cooked meal!  Here are some ideas to make Valentine’s Day special right from your kitchen!

Chicken Parmesan: Who needs to go to an overpriced Italian restaurant when you can make this great meal right from home?  Serve this with Tomato Sauce and you are good to go!

Chicken Parmesan


Grilled Salmon:  Get a taste of the sea with this seafood classic!  Serve this and you will be quite the gourmet chef!


Grilled Shrimp


Garlic Prime Rib:  Not sure if you are ready to test your cooking skills with something challenging?  This meal is very easy to make and is sure to impress!


Prime Rib


All these recipes and more can be found at .  Quaker Valley Foods is a great source for the ingredients to these tasty and Valentine’s Day meals.  We offer a variety of delicious Chicken, Seafood, and Beef products that will make this Valentine’s Day the best one yet. To learn more, reach out to your Quaker Valley Food’s Sales Representative. Or check out our website where a full listing of all our products can be found under “What we Sell.”