I know that many of you have expressed envy over the fact that I have a Chef around the house.
And although there are MANY perks to this, there are also a few hazards, like the high risk to your waistline and the fact that there ALWAYS seems to be a lot of dishes!
But on this past Valentines Day this year, I was once again treated to a lovely meal!
Actually it started with a very nice breakfast, simple but effective.
Eggs, cooked inside slices of red pepper that looked very much like heart shapes, on toast, with a bit of cheese. I couldn’t have been happier!
Who knows what I had for lunch? Probably nothing, knowing I would be coming home to a feast. And a feast it was.
For weeks I have been nagging the Chef to try out something I saw on someone else’s blog. The other blogger had taken goat cheese, rolled it into balls, breaded them and then deep fried them and then tossed them in hot sauce. Exactly like you might do with chicken wings!
The Chef, not liking to be outdone, took it up a notch!
Instead of just goat cheese, he used shredded chicken and blue cheese! So these balls were even closer to a chicken wing! But then we just dipped ours in hot sauce instead of having them completely covered in them.
Then we moved on to the “Party Snack Sampler”. I am a big fan of party snacks so to start with a few to whet my whistle, was very nice.
Tapenade topped goat cheese, hummus and pita.
And my favorite little Spanakopita!
Next was a simple salad of bundles of baby greens wrapped in finely sliced cucumber with a nice sun-dried tomato and balsamic dressing.
Then the main event. asparagus filled ravioli on a mound of puree of sweet roasted butternut squash, topped with brown butter and freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Finally, for dessert, the triple header chocolate delight!!
Home made chocolate pudding, topped with grated chocolate infused whipped cream and a shard of Lindt 70% dark chocolate bar!
Doesn’t get much better than THAT!
I am a lucky girl.