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post #1 of 26
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What's on the menu? Dining out or cooking at home? Whet our appetites.
post #2 of 26
We never go out on Valentine's Day or Mothers Day. It's so crowded and crazy that I can't enjoy myself. Will probably be cooking a roast. Probably prime rib. I have a fond memory of our first Valentine's Day, I made steak with mushroom risotto. It's going to be way too cold to fire up the grill this weekend so a roast will do.

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post #3 of 26

 I have two venison hearts in the freezer so I'm thinking of heart and kidney pie.  My take on that English classic steak and kidney pie.  Yes it's going to be a very cold weekend.   

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 I have two venison hearts in the freezer so I'm thinking of heart and kidney pie.  My take on that English classic steak and kidney pie.  Yes it's going to be a very cold weekend.   
Strangely romantic!
post #5 of 26

I will be drinking whiskey... alone. That counts, right?

post #6 of 26

My wife will be in Phoenix assisting her sisters in cleaning out their father's place. He passed away a week before Christmas. We will celebrate some other day. My love for her is not tied to the calendar.

 

Maybe dine out, maybe a lobster risotto, or a salmon roulade with bearnaise, or ...

 

mjb.

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post #7 of 26
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I will be drinking whiskey... alone. That counts, right?


Drink champagne and eat CAKE! Life is short.

 

I may play around with strawberries this weekend, since I've been saving this for a while. (No Cool Whip, though.)

 

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post #8 of 26
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My wife will be in Phoenix assisting her sisters in cleaning out their father's place. He passed away a week before Christmas. We will celebrate some other day. My love for her is not tied to the calendar.

 

Maybe dine out, maybe a lobster risotto, or a salmon roulade with bearnaise, or ...

 

mjb.


My condolences. Sorry to hear it.

post #9 of 26

Trying to make the perfect Croissants for the morning, then making Bouillbaisse for dinner.

post #10 of 26
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Trying to make the perfect Croissants for the morning, then making Bouillbaisse for dinner.

Sign me up. You had me at croissant :-) There's a little cafe that serves up Red Velvet pancakes with mascarpone topping called jinkys.com. Be still my heart.
post #11 of 26

My husband plans dinner and date for us on each valentine. Actually, we also have marriage anniversary on valentine day so this is a really special day for me.

post #12 of 26

I'll just enjoy my beer.. alone..

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Trying to make the perfect Croissants for the morning, then making Bouillbaisse for dinner.

...and here are the results

post #14 of 26

Brunch was simple - grits with eggs and cheese, served with bacon and crostini.

 

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post #16 of 26

A bit of sun came out today so it was time to get a bit of color on my Sous Vide pork ribs. I had them in the water bath for 24 hrs at 160 degrees. I then finished them on the grill. Served with Cole slaw, corn bread honey and butter and ranch beans........Not a bad meal for all my Valentines in my house......

 

Souse vide just out of the water bath.

These are falling apart.


finished on the grill


Corn bread


Ranch beans


Time for dinner

 

Prepping for next year 


Edited by ChefBillyB - 2/14/16 at 1:57pm
post #17 of 26

You need to bring me a belly from one of those next time you come over.

post #18 of 26

Our neighbor roasted a turkey for compound dinner so I made a Spanish inspired stuffing as a side.  Lardon, Spanish chorizo, jalapeno cornbread, french bread, grass fed beef chorizo, dried chili, mire poix and a blend of stocks that I infused with garlic, chocolate and cinnamon.  It was quite delicious.

post #19 of 26

@ChefBillyB wow!

 

We had a simple eye round roast, dry brined for 24hrs then seared and roasted in a very low oven.  There was jus as well but it doesn't look nice in a picture.

 

Cheesecake for dessert, with ladyfinger crust

 

 

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post #20 of 26

Great looking food everyone!

@Koukouvagia gorgeous roast!

@ChefBillyB I will say it again... the PNW is on my bucket list... we will give buba a call and have a party.

I am gazing at my road atlas right now and dreaming of a nice cool summer break...the only drawback would be giving up the beach rental we have booked for June and July.

 

As for my fisherman and I... we had takeout Chinese as he is in the middle of a bedroom remodel.

I did make my awesome "crack" brownies.

They are so good and still a one bowl dessert.

 

mimi

post #21 of 26

We had baked spaghetti squash marinara and chicken parmesan.  

 

       

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post #23 of 26
Chefross the croissants and bouillabaisse look marvelous!

Nothing too fancy here, but got a chance to try out some recipes! I usually cook very simple so anything past a simple veg stir fry is a step up smile.gif


pasta salad with sautéed swiss chard, sweet soy miso marinaded oven roasted portabellos over a bed of watercress, and red lentil+split pea curry. Mango moscato for my ridiculous sweet tooth biggrin.gif


The flavor of the marinade on the portabellos was excellent. Next time around I'm going to buy better quality/fresher portabellos, couldn't keep the caps from tearing on me when cleaning out the gills.

There's some really decadent and delicious meals on this thread! biggrin.gif
post #24 of 26
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Sexy-looking food guys! bounce.gif
*Love how sliced strawberries look like little hearts. Isn't Nature perfect! smile.gif

ETA: Re strawberries, I'm referring to my own post, (#7, four days ago.)

* - "I may play around with strawberries this weekend, since I've been saving this for a while. (No Cool Whip, though.)

http://www.thepomeloblog.com/2013/11/happy-birthday-landon.html "
Edited by Cerise - 2/16/16 at 12:46pm
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Sexy-looking food guys! bounce.gif
Love how sliced strawberries look like little hearts. Isn't Nature perfect! smile.gif

 

Well I did sculpt them a little but not much.

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post #26 of 26

I no longer bother with getting rid of the gills, it seems to make little, if any difference in the results.

 

mjb.

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