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Old 01-15-2008, 10:44 AM   #11
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roast the cloves whole, take them out and snip the end off with scissors and just squeeze it out like a paste.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:45 AM   #12
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Take a whole head of garlic and cut off the top to expose the cut tops of most of the cloves. Add a little oil and wrap loosely in foil. Roast at 350 for about an hour. Cool until it's cool enough to handle but still warm to hot. Squeeze the head like a toothpaste tube and all the roasted garlic will squirt out. Save it in a dish or whatever until needed. Add it to the potatoes before mashing and mash them all together.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:45 AM   #13
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How bout the roast garlic? How do I incorporate that, if I choose to do so?
Mash them with a fork and then add them to your potatoes when you mash them OR, what my husband and I like to do (but we are NOT afraid of garlic breath ) is to grill some baguette slices in a grill pan or drizzle slices with olive oil and toast in oven and then smear the bread with the roasted garlic.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:46 AM   #14
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So how about the steak...anyone think I should make a pan sauce to go with it? Maybe with red wine/ balsamic vineger..
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:51 AM   #15
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I make my potatos the same as Andy.... but in addition to the sour cream I put in Mayo. equal parts mayo / sour cream. plus butter and milk.
Must be an East Coast thing with the sour cream, I'm from New York. I make them like that and everyone I know born here looks at me like I'm nuts! But alot of people here don't have taste buds either......
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:03 AM   #16
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You could make...

Steak au poivre
Steak au poivre

Bracciole
(Try a search here - there should be a few recipes)

Steak Pinwheels (stuffed w spinach, etcc., etc.)

Top the steak with crab or a compound butter (sun-dried tomato, bleu cheese etc.)

Serve with appetizer of choice (shrimp cocktail etc), salad, (soup if you wish - i.e. French Onion), sauteed (Portobello) mushrooms, sauteed or stuffed onions, roasted lemon/butter asparagus, baby artichokes, baked potato w butter/sour cream/chives, crusty bread, wine & a fab dessert (cheescake, chocolate mousse etc.)... & woila - Steak dinner.
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:09 AM   #17
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You could make...

Steak au poivre
Steak au poivre

Bracciole
(Try a search here - there should be a few recipes)

Steak Pinwheels (stuffed w spinach, etcc., etc.)

Top the steak with crab or a compound butter (sun-dried tomato, bleu cheese etc.)

Serve with appetizer of choice (shrimp cocktail etc), salad, (soup if you wish - i.e. French Onion), sauteed (Portobello) mushrooms, sauteed or stuffed onions, roasted lemon/butter asparagus, baked potato w butter/sour cream/chives, crusty bread, wine & a fab dessert (cheescake, chocolate mousse etc.)... & woila - Steak dinner.
All these are wonderful ideas - I think we're on a somewhat of a budget here though
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:11 AM   #18
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Here is another idea... for a cheaper cut of meat and it still tastes like you spent a fortune on it... maybe try this on a second or third date. We all know that you will win her over on the first date!!!

Whole Foods Market : Recipes : Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak with Spicy Cilantro Sauce
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:16 AM   #19
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All these are wonderful ideas - I think we're on a somewhat of a budget here though
You don't have to use all of my suggestions; & some items are not very expensive - i.e. it doesn't have to be a rib eye, you could use canned crab, dessert can be picked upat the market, salad can be simple, wine can be inexpensive depending on the brand, veggie - anything in season. The shrooms can go in the salad, as well asa side for the steak. Just some sides/menu suggestions for thought. Good company is really what it's about.
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Just find out how she likes her steak done before you cook it - won't go down well serving well done steak to a girl who likes it medium or rare :-)
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