I am on board with all…
Just wondering ??? how many here actually go out for Valentine’s Day?..We do not anymore, because of poor service and disappointing food…
Our menu this year is STEAKHOUSE FARE…grilled Portobello mushrooms, and Gravlax for starters, then Wedge Blue Cheese salad, Rib Eyes, with sautéed spinach, and some of my shrimp risotto.
Desert will be my attempt at crème Brule with drunken strawberries… (have not made it in at least 25 years)
PS…if there is two feet of snow in my backyard…I will be in the garage, door open operating the 'cue.
Just think’in…Spring Training is just 4 weeks away…
We did when we first got married, and then stopped for the reasons you named. We now go out the weekend before, or the weekend after. On the actual day, we cook a nice meal at home and share it with the kids.
Wow. We do absolutely nothing to acknowledge Valentine’s Day. We also don’t bother with Mothers, Fathers, Secretary, or CPA day. I am so NOT sentimental and call all of these Hallmark Holidays. I am impressed that anyone is doing something special at all.
Dinner tonight was some fried chicken, biscuits, and vinegar slaw. As usual, purchased the chicken from my chicken store– 3 thighs and 4 wings. Clearly, with the Super Bowl this weekend, these were wings from a backup source. No where near as tasty. They lost a lot of weight while cooking. I suspect that all of the normal sourced wings are headed to restaurants and bars this weekend. A bit disappointing.
Dinner was lettuce wraps and cold sesame noodles, nothing special. We had made caramel popcorn ice cream yesterday in our old-fashioned rock salt ice cream maker.
So we had banana split-type sundaes: bananas, two scoops of ice cream, strawberry and chocolate sauce, and crushed peanuts. Because everything was homemade, I could control the sweetness and add salt as I wished. (I inadvertently overreduced the chocolate sauce for this last bowl.)
I avoid V day like pest when younger. V day is everyday, why special days?! Don’t mind a nice home meal nowadays, but no V theme restaurant dinner, horror! We still go out to celebrate wedding anniversary though, just a day after V day, lol. The other occasion that we go out will be our birthdays.
Last night’s dinner was chilaquiles with carnitas that i made on Monday night. Didn’t have time to toast and blend chiles for a real enchilada sauce, so i doctored up canned Pato sauce with a little chipotle powder and jarred recaito sauce. Turned out really good! Crisped up the pork under the broiler, and mixed with scrambled eggs and jack cheese, topped with avocado, scallions, cilantro, queso fresco… comfort food.
Seriously epic stressful week from hell. Hoping i can regenerate enough life energy between now and monday to deal.
I’m trying not to PANIC but I can’t stay in denial about the fact i have a sore throat today…
brothy soup sounded good and i have a neverending tub of yellow curry paste that has a fairly serious kick of spice.
So totally not authentic quicky coconut milk based soup tonight with the curry paste, some ginger and lemongrass from a tube, sliced mushrooms, tofu, chopped red bell pepper and some cilantro. Wished i had some lime…
Odds are i’ll have a big spoon of cashew butter while waiting for my tea to steep later tonight
Could you briefly describe your technique for oven chicken? Do you keep the skin on? I have legs marinating in buttermilk right now, but don’t feel like frying tonight. Was thinking about oven frying although it never comes out right for me. (I dont have cooking spray, though.)