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Old 02-10-2013, 08:23 PM   #11
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I have duck on the menu for Thursday.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:25 PM   #12
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I have to duck on ... Thursday.

you forgot to order flowers and make reservations again, didn't you.


lol.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:43 PM   #13
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for my wife, I am making a chocolate custard.
1lb semi-sweet chocolate
1 tablespoon allspice
1 cup Dutch cocoa
1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
2 cup heavy cream
12 eggs
crust
1 cup flour
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons butter

preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Whisk the powdered ingredients together with the milk and eggs for about 2 minutes, and set aside. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler on low heat stirring occasionally until smooth. Using your hands, mix the crust until you get a damp but crumbly texture. Press the crust evenly into a pie dish. SLOWLY pour the melted chocolate into the egg mixture while whisking vigorously, pour the chocolate into the crust and bake @ 350degrees for about an hour or until the filling become firm.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:02 PM   #14
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:18 AM   #15
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you forgot to order flowers and make reservations again, didn't you.


lol.

Hey.. I got my shopping done already.... I got her some <spoiler> and a pair of <spoiler> and a nice bottle of <spoiler>

I got a duck in the freezer I have been itchin to roast.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:17 PM   #17
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I would go with;
In from work, kick off shoes, pour yourself glass of something nice,....take out prepared salmon en croute,( wrapped salmon in puff pastry,) baby new potatoes and steamer for peas,turn on oven, set table with appropriate glasses and decoration of choice, make starter with ripe sliced pear, crumbled blue cheese and chopped walnuts on crisp lettuce( dress at last moment with lemon and olive oil dressing,...... run bubble bath. Check expensive but delicious HIS favorite ice-cream for length of time to be table ready to serve with chocolate or raspberry sauce OR sticky toffee pudding with cream depending on time and choice....Mine would go with sticky toffee EVERY time and easy to prepare over the next day or so, still time!!
Have bubble bath, change into something relaxing , put on some cool jazz or music, pour favorite aperitif for two.
AND RELAX...............this night is about two people happy to be in each others company.He knows you can cook, this is one evening you don't need to work too hard to achieve a delicious meal, and have a lovely evening
Ps It will be our 33rd valentines this year
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #18
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I think that something very special for Valentine's Day are the entrees encrusted with puff pastry. I wrap fish and other seafood in puff pastry and cut it in the shape of fish or for Valentine's Day a heart. I have also wrapped chicken and steak with puff pastry in the shape of hearts for Valentine's Day.

Any of these makes a beautiful presentation and the taste is so good. They are very easy to make if you purchase the puff pastry. I always buy my puff pastry because it is so easy and the quality is good.

I have pictures I wanted to show you but I can't locate on my computer. If you have any questions let me know.
I like to do puff pastry things for Valentines Day, too. My favorite is fillet in puff pastry, but for vegetarians, I've stuffed a portobello mushroom with spinach, cheese, roasted red peppers, artichokes, etc., then wrapped it in puff pastry.

This year it's a travel day for us. But I'm lucky...my hubby makes me feel special every day...not just Valentines Day, so it just doesn't matter that we won't have a special dinner this time.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:52 PM   #19
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Easy and quick......... Lobster tails..... strawberries and cream
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:36 PM   #20
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Never been one for Valentines Day....
but this year, since my son will be hanging out with me, I'm definitely kind of doing a valentine's thing - Artichokes... since they've got hearts ;) The farmers market has deliciously sweet artichokes, so I grabbed half a dozenbig ones this week for $10 total :D

And, I'll do grass-fed steaks with a rub made from various ingreds, including my latest find from Sprouts - it's smoked salt that is perfect on red meat.

Maybe some tiny potatoes sauteed in rosemary and lemon EVOO.
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