Leap Day: An Extra Day of Dinner

Every four years our calendar adds Leap Day, a 29th day in the month of February. The purpose of Leap Day is to keep our daily calendar aligned with the solar calendar. It takes the Earth approximately 365.25 days to complete its orbit around the sun, therefore every four years we need a 366th day to keep things in order. For us, thinking as a grocery store, this means every four years we have to prepare an extra day of dinner.

365 days of dinner plans can be complicated enough, let alone a 366th! But have no fear, we’re here to help. We look at February 29th as an opportunity to be adventurous and try something new. Check out our list below for some of our more unique recipes that you may not have made before. If there’s something on the list below you’re unfamiliar with, give it a try!

Here are 5 Leap Day recipes to check out:

General Tso’s Shrimp Tacos: General Tso’s chicken is a hit, but have you tried General Tso’s Shrimp? These tacos are an easy route to a blast of flavor. You’ll appreciate General Tso’s sauce even more.

Chorizo & Egg Chilaquiles: This recipe for Chorizo & Egg Chilaquiles is delicious at any time of the day. It’s great for breakfast, dinner or anywhere in between. A creative use of chorizo, eggs and tortilla chips leads to deliciousness. Plus, it features some of our favorite PICS products!

Grilled Stuffed Anaheim Peppers: Stuffed peppers are awesome when in need of some filling comfort food. These Grilled Stuffed Anaheim Peppers feature a team of mouthwatering ingredients that come together to make this dish a winner.  

Grilled Swordfish Kabobs with Peanut-Chili Sambal: Sambal is an Indonesian chili sauce made from a mix of peppers and other ingredients. It also makes a great enhancer for your swordfish kabobs! If you’re a fan of big flavor you’ll love this recipe.

Roast Beef & Gorgonzola White Pizza: Pizza is a dinnertime staple, and this Roast Beef & Gorgonzola White Pizza definitely makes for an adventurous slice. We love pretty much anything on a pizza, but this is one of our favorites!

Don’t stress over an extra day of dinner preparation in 2020. Give one of these tasty recipes a try, or check out a wide variety of others on our recipes page. After all, nothing says “step out of your normal comfort zone” more than a 366 day year!