Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fun Times

February and March have been filled with fun times, great friends and fantastic food.  The first big event was our annual Valentine's dinner shared with our good friends each year.  We prepare a fun and fabulous meal for our sweeties.  This year was extra memorable since the power went out after we had eaten dinner.  So, our dessert was consumed by candlelight.  How fun is that?

The beginning of March we celebrated our good friend's 65th birthday in Lake Arrowhead.  What a beautiful and relaxing time that was.  A special birthday meal was prepared for him (and we all joined him in filling our stomachs).

An Irish meal came next giving us an excuse to serve corned beef and cabbage alongside homemade Irish soda bread ending with a phenomenal spiced gingerbread topped with Guiness dark carmel sauce and a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

Our Valentine dinner consisted of bacon wrapped filet, hasselback potatoes, grilled tomatos stuffed with broccolini, fresh fruit salad with grated whole cinnamon and grated whole nutmeg.  A special spicy shrimp cocktail was the opening dish.

First we had to set a pretty table for the special meal...... to start the food prep...

Berries had to be marinated for the special dessert

Spicy shrimp cocktails chilling out

Stuffed tomatoes

topped with bleu cheese

Hasselback potatoes

Fresh fruit salad with cinnamon and nutmeg

The star of the evening---bacon wrapped filet


Another fantastic Valentine dinner
enjoyed by all.

Next event.....coming up

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