A minor disruption of plans caused a delay in posting my Valentine's Day Dinner, but here goes~
Dinner for two, with a cozy table near the fireplace.
A little nice quality bubbly always makes the celebration a bit more special...
A salad of fresh, hydroponically grown water cress ~ it's a little milder and more tender than the wild variety. Served with pink grapefruit segments, simply poached shrimp, and Prosciutto "Roses".
I like to serve the dressing drizzle separately in a little antique creamer, so each can add as much or as little as they like.
I made a creamy black pepper corn dressing this time, it complemented each component of the salad very nicely.
The main course was Steak Diane~ a classic favorite here.
Along with Potatoes Dutchess, tiny sauteed button mushrooms, and crisp, tender asparagus spears with lemon.
Dessert ~ Individual Baked Alaskas
I did them this time with a slice of butter-vanilla (store bought) pound cake for the base, with Hagen Daz Strawberry Ice Cream, and plain meringue. Garnished with fresh berries.
If you ever need a fast fix dessert, this might be the one to consider...
Any slice of leftover cake, or even a cup cake, sliced can be used as the base, then a cup or so of your favorite ice cream or sorbet, all covered in a stiff sweetened egg-white meringue and baked in a hot oven until the meringue turns lightly golden brown ~ and there you have it.
It was a really lovely dinner, and not too much stress on the cook. :)
~A Darling Baker Event~
I hope you had a very nice Valentine's Day as well!