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Old 02-14-2021, 12:30 PM   #1
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Valentine's 2021 Menu - What are you and your valentine eating?

What's on you menu today?

For us rocking on the main stage will be:
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Old 02-14-2021, 12:44 PM   #2
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Round One:

World's Finest Pancakes (thanks Chief)

Thick cut bacon from Costco.
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Old 02-14-2021, 04:14 PM   #3
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Rib eyes, baked potatoes, salad, and flourless chocolate cake..About to start snoring now.
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Old 02-14-2021, 05:01 PM   #4
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We decided upon bone in chicken thighs, pilaf and green beans.

Cake will be later dessert with hot chocolate.

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Old 02-14-2021, 06:33 PM   #5
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We were going to make a meal together. But, both of us seem to have had a visit from the fairy of stupidity, so we decided to order out.

We ordered from Bâton Rouge, a local resto that we really like. We used to go there for special occasions. We ordered from them early in the pandemic and it was a disaster. The delivery people were stupid and couldn't find our house. The order got cancelled and then reinstated and finally, on the third try, we got our food. It was a huge disappointment. The resto hadn't done deliveries before the pandemic and I guess they were just learning how to handle it.

In any case, we decided to try getting delivery from them again. Delivery went without a hitch. The food was wonderful. I had something called chipotle Jack chicken. It was a grilled chicken breast with corn salsa, Monterey Jack cheese, smokey bacon, and chipotle mayo with a side of a loaded baked potato. Oh yeah, that was yum and there are enough leftovers for another meal. DH got the prime rib sandwich with aioli horseradish sauce and sauce au jus (in separate containers), and a loaded baked potato. He says the beef on that sandwich was wonderful, melt-in-your-mouth delicious. We will definitely order delivery from them again.
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What's on you menu today?

For us rocking on the main stage will be:
We will want pictures and a description of your supper.
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The steak was exquisite. Slowly chewing it every bite has this incredible beef flavor. It was so juicy but never tasted wet.

I served it was a garlic butter pasta topped with fresh parsley and a Caesar salad.
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The steak was exquisite. Slowly chewing it every bite has this incredible beef flavor. It was so juicy but never tasted wet.

I served it was a garlic butter pasta topped with fresh parsley and a Caesar salad.
That looks very yum. Is that kobe beef? Wagyu? something similar?
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Old 02-14-2021, 07:19 PM   #10
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That looks very yum. Is that kobe beef? Wagyu? something similar?
It is Waygu as it comes from Japan. I got a copy of the certificate for the cow included with the order. This steak came from Miyazaki, not Kobe though.

It really was a different beef eating experience. This is something we will do again at some point, though not often. Can't afford to turn this into a habit...
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Round two:

Potato and onion pierogis with sour cream, onions and applesauce.


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Potato and onion pierogis with sour cream, onions and applesauce.


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I love me some pierogi...

Those look good.
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I love everything about Valentine's Day. Hearts, flowers, chocolate. I don't care that it is a made-up holiday. I absolutely love it....even back when I did not have a Valentine!!!

Aside from the steak pictured above, we made other things together in the kitchen. For starters, a curried crab spread with golden raspberry jam. The steak with fresh herbed pasta as the "main attraction." For dessert, a brownie strawberry shortcake with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate-coated strawberries.

This was the first time I had eaten Wagyu beef. It was so tender and was loaded with beefy deliciousness is in every bite. However, I did not think of it as a steak. It was something else. I cannot picture eating more than a few ounces even if it were not so spendy.

And a fire in the fireplace....perfect for being all Valentiny.
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Old 02-14-2021, 08:28 PM   #14
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Round One:

World's Finest Pancakes (thanks Chief)

Thick cut bacon from Costco.
Costco has amazing bacon. That looks great!

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Rib eyes, baked potatoes, salad, and flourless chocolate cake..About to start snoring now.
While all looks great, I keep staring at the background. So pretty!

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We decided upon bone in chicken thighs, pilaf and green beans.

Cake will be later dessert with hot chocolate.

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You cannot go wrong with that combination. It looks wonderful. Hot chocolate is always perfect with dessert!

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Chicken Vesuvio
I had to look "Vesuvio" It sounds great! How did you make yours?

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Potato and onion pierogis with sour cream, onions and applesauce.


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Pierogies are delicious, and your pictures remind me how long it has been since I have had them! Now I need to find time to make some pierogies!
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Round three:

SO made me dark chocolate cake with dark chocolate frosting with a side of vanilla ice cream. Sorry fo the crappy photo.


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We enjoyed the spaghetti sauce I made on Saturday, having it over shells so that they could hold on to all the yummy meat sauce. Before, we had basic garden salads. Afterwards, we had strawberry shortcakes over dessert shells, AKA "sponges". Himself loves them, me not so much. What we sacrifice for our loved ones.

Still working over a bottle(!) of Merlot. No boxed wine tonight!
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CG, sounds good. So, no Chateau Cardbordois? That's what we had, but we got out the fancy crystal glasses.
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SO made me dark chocolate cake with dark chocolate frosting with a side of vanilla ice cream. Sorry fo the crappy photo.


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We enjoyed the spaghetti sauce I made on Saturday, having it over shells so that they could hold on to all the yummy meat sauce. Before, we had basic garden salads. Afterwards, we had strawberry shortcakes over dessert shells, AKA "sponges". Himself loves them, me not so much. What we sacrifice for our loved ones.

Still working over a bottle(!) of Merlot. No boxed wine tonight!
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I had to look "Vesuvio" It sounds great! How did you make yours?

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I'll post the recipe later today when I get on the desktop computer. It's easy and fairly quick, and quite tasty, and 1 pot. Nearly perfect!
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We also had seared ribeye, along shrimp cocktail, roasted fingerling potatoes, salad and homemade dinner rolls. DH got red velvet cupcakes from a local bakery for dessert. I had mine with a shot of Lady Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur.
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