How to Make Meals for Two into Meals for More

making meals for two into meals for more

When’s the last time you and your significant other had an evening to yourselves? You don’t have to go back through your calendar; we bet it’s been awhile! It can be challenging to try and fit date night into a busy schedule – and a household budget. Don’t be quick to assume that a little romance is out of the cards. Grass Run Farms is here to help with a delicious date night meal that effortlessly transforms into amazing breakfast or lunch dishes the following day.

How to Plan an Amazing Date Night Dinner

The kids are taken care of for the evening, and you’re now tasked with figuring out how you’re going to spend your precious alone time together. While you can certainly hit up that new restaurant in town, or head to the theater to catch a heart-pounding blockbuster, planning a date night in the comfort of your own home may be even more rewarding.

Make cooking dinner together part of your quality time! Grass Run Farms 100% Grass Fed and Finished Beef Ribeye steaks steal the show as the stars of your dinner for two. Choosing your cuts will be easy because Grass Run Farms is exceptionally consistent. Whichever ribeyes are lucky enough to make it into your basket will be savory and delicious, which is also why Grass Run Farms grass fed beef is a great choice when serving multiple mouths.

Once you’ve cast your main stage, it’s time to move onto the supporting players. Don’t overshadow that incredible grass fed beef with filling side dishes. Head over to the produce aisle to pluck something fresh to pair with your grass fed ribeye. Crisp asparagus provides tasty balance to the plate and is simply delicious when roasted on a sheet pan in the oven. Round out your dinner with a starch, like baby potatoes, which bake quickly and easily. Season with garlic for added zest.

What date night would be complete without a fancy beverage? Grass fed beef pairs well with a variety of wines; check out our recommendations here! If you or your sweetheart aren’t fans of vino, be sure to pour lighter to medium-bodied bourbons (or mocktails) that won’t overpower your grass fed beef’s lean qualities.

Dinner is planned and you’re ready to start cooking. What comes next? Set the mood! Turn off the television, turn on some music and divvy up the duties. This is a great way to have fun and relax by either choosing to do what you each like to do best, or getting to try something new without any pressure. Pull up our easy to follow recipe with printable instructions so you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips. Be sure to set the table in advance to avoid rushing later once your food is ready. And don’t forget to set aside the ever-present mobile devices too; choose a location in the house where they’ll stay for the evening.

Safely Store Your Grass Fed Beef

Try as you might, there’s a good chance you’ll fill up on great food and even better company. Don’t let that grass fed beef go to waste! You’ll need it later. Use an airtight plastic or glass container to store leftover cooked grass fed beef in the refrigerator. Use in three to five days for optimal quality and food safety. You can also use a resealable plastic bag, but be sure to squeeze as much air out as possible before refrigerating.

How to Use Leftover Grass Fed Beef

Feeling satisfied after your date night, it’s now time to share the grass fed goodness with the entire family! Your leftover grass fed beef can be utilized for an amazing (and incredibly easy) breakfast or lunchtime meal.

If you’re looking to satisfy hungry stomachs first thing in the morning, there’s nothing better than a classic breakfast with a grass fed twist.

leftover grass fed steak and eggs breakfast

  • Toast hearty wholegrain bread slices and butter when ready.
  • Scramble large eggs of your choosing. Mixing the egg with room-temperature milk, then cooking at a low temperature will help you get that desirable, fluffy texture.
  • Slice the leftover grass fed beef and warm in a medium-high heat pan. Be sure not to make it too hot!
  • Plate your toast, eggs and grass fed beef slices with fresh fruit, such as strawberries, blackberries, or raspberries, and maybe even a drizzle of your favorite sauce

Maybe it’s more of a lunch or midday meal you need to whip up. Your leftover grass fed beef can come in handy for that occasion too! No need to run out to a busy, expensive drive-through to get a delicious, cheesy quesadilla. You can create a better-for-you version in your very own kitchen in a fraction of the time, for a fraction of the cost, and we daresay the cheese pull is even more impressive.

leftover grass fed beef quesadilla

  • Add one wholegrain tortilla to a frying pain on medium-high heat.
  • Slice the grass fed beef and layer on top of the tortilla with a generous helping of your favorite cheese. Cheddars and Colby are great options for maximum melt.
  • Place another tortilla on top, press, then flip once the cheese has begun to melt.
  • Serve with a side of salsa or fresh guacamole.

Grass Run Farms 100% Grass Fed and Finished Beef is your go-to weekly nutritious meal staple, and it’s also the delicious beef choice to trust for all your special occasions. Find Grass Run Farms are your nearest retailer or discover how to buy grass fed beef online and have Grass Run Farms delivered straight to your door.