Thursday, January 29, 2009

Valentine Dinner Update!

After reading over the votes, it looks like the menu I will prepare is #2. Crab cakes, Spinach Salad, Filet Mignon, Garlic Mashed, and Chocolate Souffles!

I was talking with my oldest sister, Ronda a day or two after posting the options and she told me she thought I was going to post all of the recipes. I had to re-read what I blogged to see whether I was unclear. But now I'm thinking that I will post a few of these other recipes for those who didn't want the steak. In fact, I have creme brulee in the oven baking as I type and am about to put the cornish hens in the marinade.

I will have the creme brulee and hen recipes up next week. The shopping list for menu #2 will be up this weekend. I will put it in .doc format as well so you can print it out and have it all handy for when you hit the store. (I'm too good to you all.. lol)

If you have any questions, let me know! Have a great day. :)


Beci said...

I am so exctied for this, will you have the recipes up by next Friday I am only asking cuz we are early for Valentines as we wont be here on the actual day. Thanks

Miki said...

Crab cakes & Filet sounds amazing for Valentines Dinner!! We don't like going out to eat that night so I'm really looking forward to your recipes. I'm a big chicken when it comes to cooking a nice (expensive) cut of meat so any tips on buying, cooking it right, etc would be really great. I wish there was a cooking class I could take on just cooking a nice steak the right way. There's nothing worse than paying for a nice steak and it sucking because I cooked it wrong, LOL!

Melanie said...

I am new to your blog but am very excited about the Vday menu. It is just the one I was hoping for!

squillen said...

Beci, I will make sure I have these recipes up by Friday. I have already told my husband about the whole thing but didn't divulge menus.

Miki, it's a shame you don't live closer. I'd love to have cooking classes in my house and devote the various classes by topic (ie. cooking steak, grilling basics, soups, etc.. ). If you have a local butcher, they usually have better quality beef. They will be able to help you pick out a couple nice filets, but if you have to go to a grocery store for your meat, just don't go to Walmart as the quality of their beef isn't that great. Look for marbling throughout the steak. This will ensure a juicy and flavorful piece of beef! I'll have more tips later. :)

Welcome Melanie!!

Shirley said...

can't wait for the recipes!

Anonymous said...

Creme Brulee?!?! {swoon}...{thunk!} Suzanne, you are amazing.

Linda Jones in SoCal

Anonymous said...

I'm excited too. We are trying not to eat out at all in the month of February and a special menu we can make ourselves will definitely help. Thanks!