Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dinner at Eight -Take Two

Second week of date night at home.

Menu
Red Velvet Cupcake wine
Filet Mignon with herbed truffle butter*
Spinach & Beet Greens sauteed
Baked Potatoes with sour cream & chives
Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Status of Children 
wakeful & loud the whole time.
Moira full of mischief, running around her room, passing out toys & books.
Peyton, angry that Mo may get him in trouble,
gives her a hit as she makes a toy drop off at his bed.
Gillian, giddy over date night
- every time we come to the room to deal with trouble, she says to us, "Happy Date Night!!"
Kendall - at the date table with us

Table Setting

I'll tell you how in a few days.
Quick project, highly satisfying.

Dinner was simple & uncomplicated.
We usually like blue cheese on filet mignon,
but, I forgot to buy some.
My mom in law had given me a bottle of truffle oil
as a gift a while ago.  
It was super thoughtful, as she knows how much I love to cook.
But, it was forgotten in the cupboard for a long time. 
As I thought about what to do with the steaks 
- truffle oil - it was a beautiful gift all over again.

*{herbed truffle butter}
Soften your butter.
Chop fresh herbs - I used Chives & Parsley.
Mince a close of garlic.
Mash the herbs & garlic into your butter.
Season with salt & pepper.
Stir in truffle oil.
Lay a small piece of plastic wrap on your counter & scrape the butter onto it.
Roll it into a log & wrap it up.
Refrigerate, so you can cut it into nice rounds to top your steak with.

The Mom & The Dad
So darn tired. 
But happy.

3 comments:

Stef said...

This is a cute idea! We LOVE red velvet cake too.

Jason and I usually wait until we put the kids to bed, but we don't do dinners {our goal is mainly relaxation} and with the big dinner prep and mess to clean up, I end being more distracted by it all and frazzled by the time dinner happens :)
So we do a board game, wine, usually some type of chocolates ;-) sometimes a movie and we love to go out on the back deck with a fire and enjoy the view and talk, uninterrupted :)

Denise said...

what a lovely idea... but so much work!


i don't know how i stumbled upon your blog, but i've been reading a bit and it is delightful.

Nicola S. said...

That sounds like so much fun. I think I'm going to have to try it.
Love the table settings and just a great dinner together and no children. Which would work for us since dates are kind-of out of the question. We have had "bait dates" but you can't talk during those!!
Have fun!!