Connie saying I love you thru a wine glass - he's the greatest!
What a production we had for our Valentine Dinner!! We'd designed a complicated menu that I knew was going to take a LONG time to complete. It seemed that Sunday was the better day for our feast. So, we headed home from the office about 3:30. Connie went off to the grocery store and I started in on the kitchen. All the counters were cleaned. Then, I got out ingredients that could safely sit out for a couple of hours. Finally, it was time to dig in and cook. Connie's a fantastic sous chef - and dishwasher. Together, we pulled it off. There were a couple of things I could've done better - like rolling the ravioli dough just a bit thinner - but overall we were very pleased with our dinner. I'll post the recipes along the way this week but wanted you all to have a peek at our menu.
Here's what we had:
Amore Vietato (don't you love the orange peel heart?)
Bloody Mary Grape Tomatoes
Duck Ravioli with Duck Breast and Porcini Marsala Cream Sauce
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cabbage and Toasted Pine Nuts
Individual Pavlova's with Orange Curd