Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fancy Dinner Menu

It has been a long time since I have posted something.  I attribute this the the fact that work and life being crazy busy.  Good busy but still super busy.

I am not a huge Valentine's Day celebrator.  However, I had the day off work (to attempt to balance my many work hours from the week before) and put it to good use as an opportunity to surprise Jac with a nice dinner.  The meal turned out so well I even impressed myself! 

Here is what I cooked and links to recipes:

Crab cakes with lemon aioli


Main Dish
Rosemary-crusted rack of lamb with balsamic reduction

Sour cream and onion smashed potatoes (Thanks to my friend Erin for sharing the recipe.)
Sauteed asparagus

Dark chocolate covered strawberries: I cut up two bars of good dark chocolate, put them in a microwave safe bowl and heated it up at 50% power until the chocolate was just melted, stirring often.  I washed and dried the strawberries, dipped them into the chocolate, lined them up on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, and refrigerated the berries until the chocolate hardened.  Yum.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds DELISH! I am a huge fan of crab cakes...I may just have to try that recipe this weekend. Funny story: I went to a fancy work party and the guy who offered us appetizers kept asking me if I wanted some "frappe." I thought it was weird, but I kept accepting, and eating. Little did I know, he was asking me if I wanted a crab cake. And they were so yum. I swear, I had like 20 that night.