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Old 02-14-2016, 03:20 PM   #1
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Valentine's Day Dinner....what's on your plate?

It's just me here as usual. I've been craving some homemade chicken soup and have lots of veggies to use up, so I'm getting started on that. Chicken thighs just went in to the oven to roast, barley is simmering separately, and I just received my new Penzey's order a couple of days ago which included Turkish bay leaves. Oh my, do those smell good - I think they'll be wonderful in chicken soup.

What's everyone having this evening? Home cooking, or going out?

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Old 02-14-2016, 03:42 PM   #2
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Nope, not going into the restaurant zoo out there. This morning, some beautiful pink tulips, and a new Ellen West nightgown greeted me with my morning coffee.
We'll be enjoying a good bottle of wine and doing a shrimp stir fry, along with some Lobster Bisque. http://www.soupsonline.com/p-3759-lo...ue-recipe.aspx

Dessert will be a romantic movie on the loveseat.
Cheryl, what was the romantic movie you said you loved? Was it Love Actually? We haven't seen it.
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:01 PM   #3
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Love Actually is a fun movie! Perfect for tonight

We're staying in, too. DH went shopping this morning and picked up ingredients for a wonderful surf 'n turf: New York strip steaks (my favorite), scallops and asparagus. I'm also going to make lemon risotto as a delicious base for it all. Quick & easy tiramisu for dessert.
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We were visiting the grandbaby this afternoon, and on the way back we stopped off at the market that carries thin sliced veal cutlets. Wife likes veal, so I thought I would make veal piccata for her on Valentine's day. It was on sale - and sold out! Dang!

So it's plan B - salmon filet topped with an olive and tomato white wine sauce, served over angel hair, broc.
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:17 PM   #5
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Valentine's Day Dinner....what's on your plate?

Kay, you gave me a great idea, I'm going to try out that lobster bisque recipe! Thanks! I don't have any lobster, but the broth sounds good even without it. I'll have to see if I can dig up some shrimp or scallops.

DH is under the weather with something (his voice is 2 octaves below normal and he has a sore throat), it's been snowing here all day, and we're not going anywhere either.
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We don't go out for holidays. I'm making SO's favorite, stuffed flank steak. I've also roasted a butternut squash. Dessert will be an apricot clafoutis.
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Kay, you gave me a great idea, I'm going to try out that lobster bisque recipe! Thanks! I don't have any lobster, but the broth sounds good even without it. I'll have to see if I can dig up some shrimp or scallops.

DH is under the weather with something, it's been snowing here all day, and we're not going anywhere either.
Hope he feels better Dawg. I'm looking forward to using that BTB lobster flavor too, it sure sounds easy enough. SC got so excited he went out and bought a small lobster tail, but it's sure not cold here.
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Ms. Mofets chicken chow mein. It looked good and I have everything on hand except the bok Choy. I do have cabbage to sub though.
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Wow, what great sounding menus today! Everyone's dishes sound scrumptious!

Dawg, I hope the Mr. feels better soon. Something 'throaty' is going around here, too - my daughter and SIL both have it. I'm staying away from them.

If that's the movie I'm thinking of Kay, you and the SC will love it!
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Tonight I made a Meatza Pizza with a Mexican twist: chorizo sausage, pepper jack, salami, mushrooms, and jalapenos. Es muy caliente!

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