Sunday, February 14, 2016

Yep. Two Years Since Last Post. Let's Start Over~

It's Valentine's Day!

Dinner was soooo good that I want to note it for future reference.

This afternoon, I made quick and wonderful toffee-cracker-candy-cookies. No adjustments needed!

I followed that with this incredible recipe for Shrimp Bisque.

I used chicken stock instead of fish or shrimp stock, onion chopped fine instead of leeks, about twice as much cayenne, garlic powder instead of garlic, and about a teaspoon of thyme.

And for shrimp - I found a nice on-sale, born in the USA bag of frozen pre-cleaned, pre-cooked shrimp and tossed them in, frozen, and warmed them before pureeing as the Contessa suggests.

I had some bread, actually home made hot dog buns, in the freezer that I sliced into tiny slices, topped with a store-bought olive oil bruschetta dip and parmesan and broiled. That was the soup topper!

Add Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon AND some really awesome tall, crispy, fresh BLTs on toasted Great Harvest Dakota bread and WOW!

That was a Valentine dinner to top any steak I've had. We finished with the yummy sweets made earlier.

Life is good. So is food.

Happy Valentine's Day!