Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Show & Tell: Two Weeks Late

Good Evening Humble Readers!

First off, thank you so much for all your support.  I'm feeling a bit more normal today.  Your kind words mean so much!

Now, it's time for Show & Tell.  I had originally planned to share these pictures just after Valentine's day, but life kind of happened, and well, here we are.

For those who don't know, Show & Tell is wasted on elementary schoolers!  We all have so many things we can and should share!  If you want to join the others standing at the front of the class, stop by Mel's and find out how you can participate.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

So, Valentine's day... an important day for us because it is the anniversary of when we were matched on eH.armony.  My Beloved was in my first set of matches, but due to a comedy of errors, we weren't actually able to communicate with each other for almost two weeks.  He had actually closed our match (and did so again a couple of weeks later) but he realized the error of his ways... and here we are four years later!

He brought me some beautiful red tulips (my absolute favourite... what I carried at our wedding) to work the night before V-Day.  He also got me a chick flick on dvd (Jane Austen Book Club).

My gift to him was an official Canadian hockey team jersey and I cooked a fancy dinner (which we ate on tv trays while we watched the Olympics)

Our dinner was this recipe (I so wish I could claim it as my own!) from one of my favourite recipe websites.  When I first read the recipe, I thought it was way to involved for me.  But I did some thinking and some planning and it turned out beautifully.

I altered it a little bit, using strip steaks instead of filet mignon and omitted the bacon. Here are the steaks, already stuffed full of crab, breadcrumbs, shallots, celery, etc.

I found a bag of small tri-coloured baby potatoes (gold, red, and purple) and I roasted those in the oven with a little bit of olive oil and some salt and pepper.

I also served some steamed asparagus.

The sauce is totally what made this meal spectacular, and I'm not kidding it is soooooo worth it!  It took about a half hour to make, but I would do it again in a heartbeat.  And here's the secret ingredient....

That's right... whiskey!  I honestly had never bought whiskey before and felt like I was 17 again sneaking into the liquor store.  It probably wasn't the best whiskey, but I was so flustered, I just grabbed one I recognized.  (I now have a half the bottle left... it was a little tiny bottle... and I don't know what to do with it)  I also bought some wine... a nice inexpensive merlot.

And this is the finished product. 

My Beloved was actually a tad on the stunned side when he took his first bite.  I will accept that I'm a pretty good cook, but this made me feel spectacular!

Now, don't forget to swing by Mel's place and check out what everyoe else is showing this week!

BTW... I'm totally digging the updates Blo.gger has made.  I don't know when it happened, but I can now do strikethrough text and upload more than five pictures.  Very nice!


  1. Catching up...

    LOVED your ABC intro. 59! And I'm looking forward to the Wonderland film too.

    SO sorry you've been having a rough time without vitamins and with the blasted AF.

    Your dinner looks AMAZING!

    Sending big hugs your way! :)

  2. I am salivating right now. OMG it looks divine!

    Happy Matchiversary!

  3. Very cool :) Happy belated anniversary! Love the tulips, and glad you had such a good day.

  4. Your dinner looks amazing!! Thanks alot, now I'm totally craving steak!

  5. OMG does that ever sound AWESOME! I am seriously going to have to try that recipe.

    Happy 4 years!

  6. Wow. You two really know how to eHarmonize! Looks like your meal is out of a foodie magazine!

    Congrats on your special day!

  7. yeah for an awesome matchiversary dinner and v day. girl you went gourmet and you did it well. the mushroom sauce looks awesome, it all looked amazing. yummy.

  8. wow, that looks like it was great all around! :) thanks for sharing!


  9. Wow!! Looks delish! Happy belated anniversary to you!

  10. Woman, those pictures look sooo yummy!! It's morning while I am looking at this, and I am salivating for dinner!!

    Happy belated anniversary to you!

  11. What a yummy looking dinner! Happy belated anniversary! Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better...

  12. Your dinner looks so delectible. Sounds like a wonderful day.

  13. Damn - that looks delicious and now I'm super hungry! YUM and fun story on how you met. :)

  14. Yum! Glad I'm not the only one who takes pictures of food! Sounds like a lovely V-day and anniversary of sorts.

  15. That food looks absolutely scrumptious! A Canadian friend brought maple-syrup whiskey to our wedding, and it was...interesting. I am not a whiskey gal.


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