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Old 02-14-2009, 09:19 PM   #31
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just finished a nice rare rib eye steak, white beans and a salad. strange huh? just what i felt like. either key lime pie or left over bday cake for dessert. made a white cake with raspberry filling for daughter in law. wish my husband were alive, steak was his favorite thing, only well done. which always just killed me to make.

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Old 02-14-2009, 10:30 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by MexicoKaren View Post
Oh heck, GOAMK - these special days just don't always go the way we hope they will! Sorry.

Since DH took me out to breakfast, he gets his favorite meal for dinner: pork chops cooked the old fashioned way, braised slowly, with mashed potatoes. Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake for dessert (also his fave).
Your right MK, but he gets a second chance to make it up to me on thursday. It's our 15th. wedding anniversary and I'm craving mexican.

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Old 02-14-2009, 10:37 PM   #33
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I made penne primavera in a cashew cream sauce. It was one of the best things I've made in a long time
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:50 PM   #34
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It was my first to make valentine's dinner and first time to make rack of lamb. Yey! Hubby liked it so much.

Main course: rack of lamb with red wine sauce and red potatoes as side dish. Dessert: brownie with strawberry ice cream (haagen dazs). Red wine (don't know the name, it was a gift from my former boss).

Will post pix later.

Happy Valentine's Day!
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:05 PM   #35
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We went out for dinner to our special place. Given that we live in a tourist town, it is a three day weekend, and the winter weather was perfect (you know, pretty snow as opposed to truly dangerous weather we'd had for most of Jan/early Feb), the town was loaded. Luckily we'd thought, once we knew when Valentine's day was going to fall, to make reservations at our favorite place. We walked in and the owner greeted us, and we were treated like royalty. The food was great, too. scallops, perfectly cooked on a bed of couscous and harissa. A lamb stew (I know it was called something fancier) to die for. I'm not a big desert person, but that was great, too. It doesn't hurt that the owner sent us after dinner drinks. There were people waiting for tables all around town (why do people think they can just walk in and the world is their oyster? Make reservations. If you like to be spur of the moment with everything, then don't complain when things don't come out the way you imagined them to, go with the flow).
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:26 PM   #36
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Sounds like most everybody had a nice evening...babe, bless you for taking such good care of yourself and making a nice Valentine's dinner. I know you miss your husband and it's hard. Our dinner was a hit - hubby gobbled it up. Time for bed now.
Saludos, Karen
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:39 PM   #37
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I cooked - he washed up

We had coquilles saint jacques; one with scallops and one made with without. Also a loaf of crusty bread and small salad. We splurged and had dessert; warm gingerbread with a sliced up poached pear and a small spoonful of some Baklava icecream.

Have you tried Greek Gods Icecream? Stunning!
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:09 AM   #38
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Given that we live in a tourist town.
Forgive my ignorance Claire, but what makes Galena a "tourist town". I'm always interested in other areas of the U.S., but have never heard of Galena as a tourist spot.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:10 AM   #39
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We went to a VERY nice italian restaurant in South Center, WA called Grazie Ristorante Italiano. Mark ordered Lasagne, and I got Penne al Pollo with a glass of Chianti. It was soooooooooooooo good!
Grazie Ristorante Italiano

This was my dinner.

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:26 AM   #40
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d-i-l studied for 2 tests.........took all day......so we arrived at Red Lobster before 5pm and there was a 45 minute wait.....people were sitting around inside and outside......so we took the little flasher job with us........not that it was going to reach us and went to Ulta for about 25 minutes......found a wonderful coverup makeup for scars, bruises, facial imperfections, etc, and some other items........by the time we got back to the restaurant there were even more people willing to stand around.......we waited another 10 minutes and then were seated......by the time we left (6:30) the crowd of waiting people was unbelievable......the receptionist said it had been like that ALL day.......oh, well, our waiter was a very handsome young man and a good server so I'm sure he made a potful that day.........

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