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Old 02-11-2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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misc help with valentines day dinner

ok here it goes

Menu:

Brie en Croute

shrimp bisque

Chateaubriand with Bearnaise sauce and Chateau Potatoes

Carrots

Wine

Maybe desert (might just stick to chocolate covered strawberries)

Recipe I'll be using for Chateaubriand:

Chateaubriand with Bearnaise Sauce and Chateau Potatoes Recipe : Emeril Lagasse : Food Network

Questions:

For 2 people, myself and my husband is one or two pounds suitable for the beef?

How do I tourneed small white potatoes? I heard you are pretty much just suppose to shape them into small ovals? Is this hard?

Can anything be made ahead of time? I'm hoping at least the shrimp bisque minues the shrimp.

Thanks. Trying to plan a special dinner.

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Old 02-11-2009, 07:05 PM   #2
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I think 2 lbs of beef is plenty for two people -- That's 16oz each -- That a nice portion.

THIS may help you on the potatoes...Doesn't sound to hard.

Not sure what's in your bisque or how it goes together -- I'm thinking everything except the Shrimp...maybe the cream/milk/etc. could be made ahead...Not sure!

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Old 02-13-2009, 11:35 PM   #3
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I agree at 2 lbs is enough. I think we'd get by on 8 - 10 oz a piece.
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:50 PM   #4
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Actually tourneed potatoes are really fiddly things to do. We had to do them all the time at school. What you also can do is use a large melon baller or small scoop and just make potato balls. It will look as nice and is much less work.
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:41 AM   #5
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With the rest of the meal I would say 1lb. would be plenty for the two of you.

Sounds like a great meal, hope everything turns out great!
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:35 AM   #6
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I didn't know about or ever attempted to prepare half of the stuff you mentioned......sounds delicious and so many things taste better the day after so if you have leftovers so much the better.........good luck and sounds like you've gotten great advice so far......Chef June might check in with you and she always has wonderful advice, too............Have a Happy Valentine's!!!! :):)
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The meal came out wonderful. Thanks for your help.
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