Thursday, March 11, 2010
Yesterday I celebrated my third wedding anniversary, and I tend to make our anniversary into a big deal. If you follow my blog, you know I mention my husband quite a bit; he is by far the most important person in my life--if not for the unconditional love and companionship but because he is willing to taste-test just about anything.
On our anniversary, we take the time to look back on the past year and talk about plans for the future. Of course, I can think of no better way to do that than over a nice bottle of wine and a delicious meal! We went out to dinner over the weekend to really celebrate (the Capital Chef likes a break from the kitchen too!), but then I also wanted to cook a special meal for him at home. So here's the menu...
First Course: Salpicon (Spanish lobster salad). This was my first time making this on my own, and it turned out really well. I'm working on getting the ratios exact,so I can post the recipe on here. It is one of those recipes where I just keep adding the ingredients until "it tastes just right." All it consists of is lobster, eggs, onion, olive oil, and white balsamic vinegar.
Second Course: Filet Mignon with Red Wine Sauce and Roasted Potatoes. I wanted to make something really special for our main course, and I have never EVER cooked steak before. We live in an apartment, so without a grill, I never think to cook burgers or steak. I bought a "grill pan" though, and it turned out SO well. I would also like to give a little shout-out to Harris Teeter. The meat was so tender; it hardly required any work.
Third Course: Molten Mocha Cakes. I'll let the picture do the talking.
I will post the recipes this weekend...