Tuesday, February 15, 2011

tempt my tastebuds!

hi y'all.


i wish i was from the south.
in my head, i think i was actually supposed to be born to a southern family on
oh, i dont know...

i love those sweet southern accents and the charm of the south.

soooo, my valentine's day was fantabulous.

i made the best dinner ever. seriously.

and i even want to share two recipes with you!
one. blue cheese topping for your steak.
two. broccoli sweet and sour salad.

here is my full course meal as prepared my none other then
MUAH! (thats me!)

pomegranate martinis.

appetizer: shrimp cocktail.
i forgot to take pic. sorry.

broccoli sweet and sour.
ohhhh eeemmm geeeeee.
this might be my new fav friend.

strip steaks with crumbled blue cheese topping.

i marinated in a worchestire sauce, olive oil, fresh chopped garlic, pepper, salt and garlic powder.
topped with my blue cheese crumbly topping....broiled til brown!

lobster tails:
cut tails. pour over mixture of olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice,
fresh garlic chopped, salt, pepper.
broil about 10 minutes.

side dish: garlic mashed potatoes!

garlic knots.

dessert: ME!

cherry turnovers.
no pics of this either.

my table setting:

i also, decorated our bedroom with about 20 candles and placed rose
petals all over our bed!

i did receive my chocolate covered chips and strawberries! and
i may or may not have eaten almost ALL the chips.
believe what you want!!!!!

we finished the night watching case 39...ummm, scary.

blue cheese topping for steaks

3 tbsp. butter.
1/2 cup blue cheese
3/4 panko bread crumbs.
1-2 cloves fresh chopped garlic
garlic powder.

mix until crumbly. place on cooked steaks and place under broiler for approximately 5 mins.

=heaven to your mouth and tummy!!!

broccoli sweet and sour salad

two bunches broccoli
5 strips bacon
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup raisins
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup mayo (i always use low fat helmanns)
3 tbs. cider vinegar
1/2 cup red onion diced finely

chop broccoli. (you want this in someone smaller pieces)
saute bacon in pan. crumble and save a small amt of drippings.
mix sugar with mayo and cider vinegar.
in a large bowl, mix, broccoli, raisins, seeds and onion. stir dressing in. mix in cheese.
allow to sit in fridge for about an hour for flavors to mingle!

i am hooking up with these two lovelies!
stop over for some delightful new recipes!!!

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how did your valentines pan out??

we are now on our way to
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do you celebrate this FUN holiday????
have a tasteful tuesday!
hugs and kissies,


Frugal in Florida said...

Hehehe...I'm all for the martinis :) ... think I'll link up a refreshment for the day :)

kristin marie. said...

Wow! Looks like an amzing dinner & its the cutest set up!
You should have took a pic of the finished products :)

Mine turned out great, actually the best Vday I can ask for :)


Carmie of the Single Nester said...

You had me at martini!

Johanson Family said...

Dang woman! You went all out!! We had leane cuisine for dinner.. how sad is that!? With two kids, sick... nothing else happens. I wish I had thought to do something creative like candles and petals!! Keep that energy and love alive!!!

I also wonder if people think I have an accent being in Texas... def. not like folks in Savannah or Alabama!

Emily Love said...

I love anyone who loves a southern accent!

-Born and Raised Tennessean