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Thursday, February 10, 2011

It is Almost Valentine’s Day!

How is it almost the big V-Day.  After 5 years of being together, I have came into the realization that I need to tell The Husband exactly what I want for Christmas, my birthday, and especially Valentine’s Day.  I’m pretty creative for his gifts but for him, he needs a little guidance.  This year instead of keeping the celebration between the two of us The Daughter is our Valentine.  For her I was looking for some outside play equipment but I’m not sure what to get.  I am leaning toward a swingset from this site www.swingsetsandmore.com.  Personally, I am getting lazy taking The Daughter to the park. 

I’m also planning a dinner for The Husband.  I need ideas!  So far I have:
Baked French Onion Soup
Maybe a chocolate soufflé or a flourless cake.  I’m on the fence.  I have no idea what to do for an entrée.  I know I have to incorporate meat and knowing him preferably pork much to my resistance. 

Any Suggestions?  Help!

14 comments:

  1. I usually don't plug my own blog like this in the comments but I posted a Red Pepper Chocolate Pork recipe (it's made with chocolate tea, have no fear!) about 2, maybe 3 weeks ago. It was a winner with everyone and one of my most popular recipes.

    Also, if you want more time time to snuggle with hubby with a glass of wine, you can never go wrong with a well seasoned pork loin, baked in the oven. Go for the flour-less cake! I made one for hubby on our anniversary and he loved it, especially with a berry reduction.

    I know what you mean about the park. It's ridiculously cold right now and we can only play in the snow for about 45 minutes before I'm done and need hot cocoa.

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  2. I saw a great filet mignon at closet cooking: http://www.closetcooking.com/2011/02/double-smoked-bacon-wrapped-fillet.html

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  3. This may not be very romantic, but it is very much a "guy food" thing. Pulled pork sliders - done on sweet hawaiian rolls with some cole slaw. I like to put the pork shoulder on low (225) in the oven overnight, and that usually gets it to a pullable consistency. Let it cool, then reheat in your favorite bbq sauce. Serve on the rolls with some cole slaw on top.

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  4. With pork, you can make a stuffed tenderloin or pork roast. One thing my mom-in-law does is butterfly a pork roast, put linguisa in the middle, and roast. It's easy and delicious, and the gravy you can make is terrific. My pics don't do it justice, but here it is: http://bigboldbeautifulfood.blogspot.com/2010/10/roast-pork-loin-with-linguisa.html

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  5. french onion soup- excellent idea. i have never met a man who didn't love it!

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  6. Joy:
    For pork ideas, I have heap of them in my blog. Thanks for commenting on my crispy dumpling. Wish you a romantic V day with hb in advance! :-)

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  7. We're ordering in sushi so I don't have any great ideas for you!

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  8. Oh...I would be happy with a big bowl of soup and a loaf of bread. I'm terrible coming up with meaty entrees. I hope you have an amazing night with your sweet man, though!

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  9. Joy, for a lovingly-prepared entree, you can wrap some filo sheets in a heart-shaped pan and fill it with meat, then bake. My friend Arthur has made a brilliant Italian dessert this way, and you can adapt it for your entree. Check out his sfogliatelle recipe on Michelangelo In The Kitchen blog (sorry, I can't seem to paste the link here). Have a great Valentine to you and your family!

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  10. Oh, I've got a Chimichurri Pork recipe that's really good! I know he'll be happy with whatever you come up with!

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  11. Guess I was too late. Post pictures of what you made then. :P

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  12. can't tell if you got my first comment - but I'm excited to see what you ended up deciding!

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  13. Hope you and your family had a great Valentines Day...did you get the swingset? What did you decide to make for dinner and dessert? ;)

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  14. Sorry I missed out on any advice-giving, but since I didn't have any, it wouldn't have mattered. We don't "celebrate" Valentine's Day but choose to love on each other 365 days of the year instead. :) I think we had leftovers.

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