Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Belated Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is all about togetherness. It's important to be with the one you love. Usually, Zack and I go to a restaurant, but this year, what with the massive recession and lack of job-having, I decided to cook us a nice meal at home.

Our first course was Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese.

It was really nice. The cheese and nuts went very well with the fruit. It was a good first course.

Next we had Angel Hair with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese.

Before you tell me how '80's sun dried tomatoes are, Zack likes them. And Valentine's day is all about doing things that your girlfriend/boyfriend likes.

Our main course was Baked Cod with Green Beans. There's bacon on it too.

We got a nice bottle of Savigoun Blanc in Napa over Christmas, so I wanted to make something that would go well with white wine. I was supposed to use cod steaks instead of fillets, but I got confused at the fish store. Oh well. It was still good.

We finished off with Chocolate Pots.

I used whiskey instead of brandy. In fact, whenever a recipe called for liquor, I used whiskey (not in place of wine, obviously, just hard liquor). All I have in my house is whiskey and I wasn't about to buy port or brandy or anything else when I already had half a bottle of Maker's Mark.

Don't you wish I was your girlfriend so that you could eat all this food? You totally do.