One of the determining factors in me 'officially' giving up on my goal of cooking my way through Betty Crocker's book was getting FOUR new cookbooks in December and January: 1 as a Christmas gift and 3 as engagement gifts. My friends know me well! With all these cookbooks, though, I just couldn't resist trying new things. Which brings me to today's post:
Williams-Sonoma's Bride and Groom Cookbook: Valentine's Day Menu
Starter: Tossed Green Salad
Main Dish: Rib-Eye Steak with Pan Jus, Ginger Carrot Salad, and (my personal addition) Rissoto
Dessert: Blueberry Fool
Following W&S's plan, I began with the blueberry fool several hours ahead of time, simmering fresh blueberries and letting them chill for a few hours.
Step one, rib eye, au jus...
So, the meat was a little more rare than I normally cook it, but it tasted phenomenal! The carrots were quite spicy - perhaps a bit too much ginger. The risotto and salad, perfecto.
I can't say as much for the blueberry fool. Let's just say the blueberry fool fooled me, and we ended up having to make a Ben & Jerry's run to satisfy my need for dessert. Maybe next time I will figure out how to get fluffy peaks.
Hopefully it won't be an entire month til my next post!