Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Valentine's Day Dinner

For Valentine's Day Ryan and I usually go out to a nice dinner but since the closing our of favorite special restaurant we really didn't want to go anywhere else, so we opted for a special dinner at home.

I had purchased the book "Intercourses; An aphrodiasiac Cookbook" on a tip from my friend Joelen in Chicago. I've owned the book for some time now and had yet to make a recipe from it, so I thought what better time to make something from this book than Valentine's Day. I got the recipe for the Cornish Hens & the Asparagus from this book but tweeked the sauce for the hens slightly by combining it with a similar recipe from Cooking Light Magazine. I really liked the end results.

Here is our dinner, I will post the recipes and further reviews soon.

Our Menu

Crostini with Blue Cheese Butter Spread and Sliced Pears

Cornish Hens with Strawberry-Balsamic Sauce

Asparagus with a Crunchy Panko-Almond Topping

Tuxedo Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

2 comments:

Katie said...

Oh my goodness, Claudia, I am SUPER SUPER impressed! This is amazingly cute and fabulous! From the succulent, perfectly browned hens, to the cute little tux strawberries to the little touches like the heart strawberry in the balsamic sauce and then MENU! I LOVE this!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness, Claudia, I am SUPER SUPER impressed! This is amazingly cute and fabulous! From the succulent, perfectly browned hens, to the cute little tux strawberries to the little touches like the heart strawberry in the balsamic sauce and then MENU! I LOVE this!

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