Sunday, July 19, 2009

Romantic Dinner 2

In keeping with our Love Dare - yesterday was my night to cook a romantic dinner for John. I'm not quite as good at menu planning as he is, but I did alright. We enjoyed it once again, and are talking about making it a regular thing. We've rarely (maybe twice in 7 years) used our china, and silverware (our two romantic dinners)... so we're going to plan on doing it more often. The menus might not be as elaborate, but at least while we're not serving dinner to kids in our house - we'll make a point to use our finest and enjoy each other's company.

I put the recipes up on the Kim's Cuisine blog - so I'll give you links in the event that my fantastic photos (HA!) entice you to make these dishes yourself.

Spinach Berry Salad

Beef Stroganoff

Broccolini with Carmelized Shallots

Chocolate Walnut Tart

The happy diner ready for his dinner... he wore his Donald Trump tie... so cute!
Dinner was fabulous and we had a lovely time chatting. While I was cooking we had a great rain storm - and sadly - I almost didn't know what it was when I heard it. I heard thunder and was like - what is that?! We got about 1.5 inches in about a half hour - we are still in a SEVERE drought, but at least we got a little something to bring us out of the 105 degree temperatures that we've had consistently for a while.