All women know what is celebrated on the 14th of February and all men know there are BIG expectations for Valentine’s Day. Here at Sara’s we have all you need to celebrate your loved one all February long. Let’s not just make it about one day! And let’s not make it just about romance; we all have many people we could show love to this month. Be intentional during the month of February and spend it giving everybody some love. The best tips we can give you are to…Learn to read Love Languages. Everyone expresses love and shows love in five basic ways. Here they are:
- Quality Time
- Gift Giving
- Words of Affirmation
- Physical Touch
- Acts of Service
Tips for Showing Your Love
- Quality Time-Arrange to take your loved one out for a special date, it can be a simple trip out for a cup of coffee at a quiet café, or a walk in a garden together, just be sure to give them all of your attention during your date!
- Gift Giving-Those who love receiving gifts would be the first to tell you it doesn’t have to be expensive jewelry; even a small gift of specialty cookies, a tin of exotic sweets, or a nice bar of quality chocolate communicates that you are thinking of them (Sara’s Market & Bakery has many specialty items that make wonderful gifts!)
- Words of Affirmation-Stick up a post-it note with an encouraging saying on the mirror for your loved one to see in the morning, include a note in your children’s lunch, or send a heart felt letter to a dear friend, affirming them as a special person makes them feel loved.
- Physical Touch-Even simple ways to touch your loved ones can mean a great deal to those with this love language. Holding hands while crossing the street, braiding her hair, patting their shoulder or giving hugs as soon as they come home communicate love!
Simple Valentine’s Dinner Recipe
4 lamb chops (Sara’s specialty)
1 medium white onion, sliced into ¼” thick slices
Extra virgin olive oil
2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
Season the lamb with salt, pepper, and chopped rosemary on each side. Pour 2 T. of the olive oil into a saucepan over medium high heat. Place lamb chops down on the pan when very hot. Sear them on each side, about 2-3 minutes. Remove to a plate, cover with foil and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Serve with a nice side salad and glass of wine. Enjoy!