Wednesday, January 23, 2013
As some of you might remember, I don’t always like dining out on Valentine’s Day. I think it’s one of the most crowed day of the year at any restaurant. So, I've always prepared Valentine’s day dinner at home. I think it’s a sweet and warm gesture to take the time and prepare something delectable for our significant others, don’t you agree? Here’s what’s on the menu: Raw oysters (picture above), serve with a splash of lemon juice and hot sauce. To ensure freshness, I bought the oysters in their shells and planned to open them on my own when I got home. Ahem…after 30 minutes, a curved butter knife, a few beat-up kitchen towels, and a cracked shell, here we have 6 super fresh oysters chilling on a bed of ice. I say it’s not bad at all, for someone opening oysters for the very first time. But I think I’ll leave that to the experts next time around.
Up next, we have a mixed green salad and avocado, served with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette. In the dressing, I used both Dijon and whole grain mustard this time. I love serving salad. It’s simple and easy to put together. Plus, you can basically put any ingredients you like along with your favorite dressing. If you haven’t done so, you should check out this Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette. It’s always been my favorite.
For the entrée, I have prepared this gorgeous black pepper crusted filet mignon, served with blue cheese cream sauce and chives, mushrooms stuffed scallops and homemade French fries. Oh my, what a feast!
For dessert, you can check out the latest Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Lemon Gelée recipe, these Strawberry Sweetheart Macaron (picture above) or these Nutella Macarons (picture below). These desserts will ensure a sweet ending to any meal. What’s on your Valentine’s day menu? Are you planning to cook at home or to rather dine out? I would love to hear from you.
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