What's For Dinner #54 - The Leap Month Edition - February 2020

thank! Cin-Cin!

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We had the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner: steamed Dungeness crab and Alaskan King crab claws with TJ’s sweet potato fries (not pictured). Mrs. P made a black olive cake with orange zest and fresh basil ice cream topped with date honey with orange zest. It all went great with a California red blend wine and 10 year old port for dessert. It also happened to be our Cat Gucci’s 8th birthday. He enjoyed some crab as well.


Valentines dinner. Nice drive down the coast to Half Moon Bay, CA. A couple of FEISTY Dungies FOB (fresh off boat).

Quick 15 minute steam.

Early Spring Salad w/Bay Shrimp. Pencil size Asparagus, $1.49/lb at Safeway market. Lighty blanched and drizzled with evoo and salt. Perfect as is, had some Aioli “like” side also. Basically mayo with fresh minced garlic, salt and Ponzu.

Sour dough crouton and mystery Biscuit.

(Ok, Re-toasted Popeyes from lunch).

Dessert: assorted goodies from recent Taiwan visit.

Happy V’day!!!

Oops. Previously posted on four year old thread.


Fresh cheese with dried tomato pesto

Pork schnitzel, hash browns, gravy; broccoli

Had planned on prawns for Valentines but dh said he was “prawned out” from our several recent prawn cocktail lunches -> simple, simple.


I haven’t been in a while. Thanks for the reminder to get there!

Not too pretty, but tasty.
Creamy garlic chicken breasts

And green cabbage roasted in duck fat

We are celebrating V-tines day with dinner out tomorrow.


Beautiful Dungy’s . I miss them .


Very nice crab . I’ve been through half moon bay a million times born and raised in Santa Cruz
Miss cooking my own . Oh well I’ve moved north to that big California mountain with the Lemurians .

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Thanks! We got them at Costco.

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Let me know if you ever want to take a toad trip. I bet @CurlzNJ would take a ride too.

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Skirt steak from Prather ranch . Their product is always supreme. Veggies from the fridge. Cheers.


Due to work, our V-day dinner was last night at a Portuguese restaurant Costa Verde (full review on the NJ board).

Surf and Turf

Chicken and Shrimp in wine sauce.


Tonight’s dinner was a relatively quick Korean BBQ chicken, broccoli and garlic sauce, and basmati rice.


Sure looks great!

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Perfect cook on that

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That Schnitzel :heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

What a feast! You and @Google_Gourmet always have the best seafood


I did not cook last night, but the kiddo and I made heart-shaped crustless quiches for breakfast to go with all the day’s chocolate. :grin:IMG_20200214_085051~2


Tonight was seared scallops, roasted green beans (in the new multi-use appliance…yes, another), and quattro formaggio risotto with sauteed shredded zucchini. For dessert, we dipped raspberries, strawberries, and cherries in tempered dark chocolate. Big hit.


I went to Trader Joe’s today and when I got home to put everything away, I realized I have to stop feeding the freezer and start eating from it…both upstairs and down.

So sausage and roasted broccoli pizza with roasted garlic tomato sauce done in the convection oven was WWFD. And while it could have used a bit more crisp on the crust, it was good.

A large glass of wine alongside, and “Rocketman” on the flat screen.


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