Someone recently suggested to me that because I cook [nearly] every night, cooking dinner for BF wasn’t special. Bah, I say to this naysayer. It’s not just about cooking, it’s about what you cook and how you approach it. It’s special because it’s yummy, and though I possibly would if there weren’t such things as expanding waistlines, growing cholesterol, etc., we simply don’t eat like this every night.
I love sweet white wines. I’m not a, um, wine-y, or rather, a wine snob, wine person, connoisseur, whatever. I chose this because I liked it, plain and simple; it didn’t get worse with what we ate, which is complementary enough for me!
Simple Caesar salad: hand torn Romaine (to give it that rough, romantic feel to it, hahaha), grated Parmagiano-Reggiano, and homemade Caesar dressing, recipe found here. (Scroll down a bit- it’s very good!)
For our main course, I whipped out my duck recipe but used my cast iron skillet and was super pleased with the results. (BF keeps trying to scour the pan, saying it’s dirty and we need to wash it with soap…. wince.) I served this over shiitake risotto, which I accidentally overcooked, but it still came out tasty. The duck’s skin was so crispy. Yum.
Last but not least, dessert: FreshDirect heavenly chocolate souffles, homemade whipped cream, and a measure of Johnnie Walker Gold from the bottle in the freezer. So good. So delicious. Yummy. A non-recipe for the homemade whipped cream- superfine sugar, heavy/whipping cream (I used 36% fat) and beat it until it gives up. Haha just kidding. I used my immersion blender with a whisk attachment and you’ll know when it’s ready. You’ll just know.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Valentine’s Day!
Happy eating as always, every day!