Spend the Night IN and Show Your Love
Simple. Sensational. Stress free. There’s no better way to show your love than putting together a home-cooked meal at home. Like a lot of things in life, cooking that sweetheart special generally sounds better than it ends up being. That bottle of wine, steak, sides and dessert that looked so great in the cookbook don’t always materialize in real life the way you imagined it.
So we’ve put together a no-fail, no-fuss menu guaranteed to deliver a meal you’ll relish with plenty of time left over to gaze into your love’s eyes, laugh without worry of the timer going off, and dream of the memories you’ve yet to make.
Enjoy this LOVE-LY menu that involves no sweat, no swearing, and no regrets!
Love Me Tender Rib-Eyes
1 cup Vinegar (any brand will do)
1 cup cooking oil (any brand will do, including olive oils, if preferred)
1 generous tablespoon of Steak or Meat Seasoning (we prefer Tex Joy Steak seasoning or McCormick Montreal steak seasoning)
2 Angus Pride Rib-Eye Steaks (Your Brookshire Brothers butcher is happy to cut and trim them to your specifications!)
Mix the vinegar, cooking oil and meat seasoning together.
Pour 1/4 of the marinade into a baking pan.
Place raw steaks on the pan then pour remaining marinade*
Place baking pan in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Every time you open the refrigerator flip them in the pan to recoat the top.
We love this technique because it TENDER-izes the meat just right!
Fire up charcoal or propane grill
Sear the steak on each side after temperature is hot
Grill to preferred doneness
*Do not use marinade as a sauce on cooked meat (use marinade only on raw meats).
Baked to PERFECTION Potato
2 large Russet Potatoes
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Run your potatoes under water then pat-dry clean.
Rub teaspoon of olive oil over your potatoes.
Sprinkle kosher salt to taste.
Place potatoes in oven at 450 degrees and roast for 45 minutes or until the center of the potato offers no resistance when cut with a knife.
Dress the potato with toppings of your choice.
Healthy and FRESH EXPRESSions
Don’t fret on washing greens or chopping veggies. Grab a FRESH EXPRESS SALAD KIT, toss it, serve it and call it done!
SWEET and SINsational ENDINGS
What dinner is complete without dessert? With Brookshire Brother’s Homemade Fudge or our decadent Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, you’ll have a sweet ending to your perfect night “in”. Packaged by the dozen or half dozen, the berries are dipped and ready for you to GRAB and GO from our Bakery.
A PERFECT PAIRing
Champagne or sparkling wines are known to aid in digestion when sipped before a meal. Let us suggest Cupcake Moscato and Korbel Champagne.
Wine experts suggest red wines like Bogle Noir to go with steak. We know not everyone enjoys a hearty red, so sample our Kendall Jackson Vinthers Reserve Chardonnay, or KJ Chardonnay as it is often shortened to!
Holiday entertaining can be a joy – if you let us in on the planning. Folks love to gather around during the Christmas season, and we want to provide some solutions that will 'de-stress' the situation.
We have 5 'go to' favorites on our list:
Gourmet Pecan Pies
Made with love in our bakeries! Served in its own glass plate, no one will think you didn't whip it up yourself. Slice and serve at home or put it on an inexpensive charger or Christmas plate, add a bow and you're in the 'gifting' business. They come in three amazing flavors – original, chocolate chip and white chocolate chip.
Heavenly! We started making our own right in time for Christmas. Buy a pound, slice it into bite size pieces, serve on a festive plate for a party nibble. If you're stuck on a teacher gift, slice it up, put in a decorative tin or a cello bag, tie on a bow and it's MERRY CHRISTMAS to your child's favorite teacher. Pick your favorite flavor – or sample all four – original, heath bar, peanut butter chip or pecan!
Big Easy Poppers
Pop these little bites of South Louisiana flavor in the oven and you'll have your guests screaming for more! Find these snappy appetizers in our frozen food section. Cook them as instructed, throw away the 'evidence', and your friends will think you've been cooking all day.
Pepper It Up!
We love another South Louisiana favorite – Tabasco Red Jalapeno Jelly. Put it on a block of Hytop cream cheese, sprinkle a few pecans on top and serve with your favorite cracker or Primizie's crisp bread. This is always a crowd pleaser.
Fruit and Nuts!
Nothing says Christmas like fruitcake. The elves in our Central Bakery started making fruitcake back in October. You know…the longer it keeps…the more flavorful it gets! Our fruitcakes are renown. Pick up one in the store or order online today!