Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine’s Day Dinner

For the past few years Scott and I have enjoyed cooking a fancy dinner at home for the girls instead of going out… fighting the crowds…. Over paying for a so-so meal… and not remembering what we did, and spent that money on. We did our dinner a little early this year because Lauren is home for the weekend, and we want her to be in on the fun.
Now that Lauren is turning into a wonderful cook, she and I have turned into quite a team in the kitchen. We made up some great recipes today. Below are some pictures of what we created for our special dinner.

One of the things Lauren and I created was this appetizer of toasted sourdough and an “Italian Salsa” that we made with Roma tomatoes, fresh chopped basil, fresh mozzarella and cucumber. It was tasty and very fresh and light.

Asparagus (nice and thin... the way we like it)

Shrimp marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, fresh garlic, cilantro and rosemary.

Shrimp and steak on the grill

Garlic & cheese mashed potatoes


Rib-eye Steak

The blueberry pie that doesn’t look so pretty… but tastes WONDERFUL


Anonymous said...

That "Italian salsa" sounds really good. Kinda like panzanella salad, my favorite.
your sister

Lauren said...

Yummy I wish I would have taken some of the mashed potatoes back with me!!!