Friday, March 21, 2008

Valentine's Day Part II

Yes people, I did finally make good on my promise to Mike that I would fix him dinner for Valentine's Day. His requested menu was Fettuccine Alfredo. So on March 4th (I know, a little late for V-day!) he went to work out with a co-worker & I took over his kitchen. It was fun digging around trying to find all the things I needed. I couldn't find foil of all things so I cooked the garlic bread on parchment paper. Whatever you gotta do, right? Improvise! So I made the fettuccine with grilled chicken & Alfredo sauce - all the ingredients are butter, cream, & Parmesan cheese - it'll kill you but it's good! We also had Caesar salad & garlic bread. For dessert I made a somewhat ugly & lopsided angel food cake. It looked very sad but it was yum! Mike revisited his childhood by putting practically a whole piece in his mouth at once. I don't know why, but he totally cracks me up! With our cake we also had coffee & I served it Vienna coffeehouse style. When I was in Austria one of the things that I really loved was how they serve their coffee. It comes to you on a little tray. The coffee (no matter what kind of coffee - latte, espresso, melange, etc.) is served in a plain white cup & saucer. They also put your cream in a little pitcher & give you a glass of water. One of my favorite souvenirs from my trip is a set of coffee service (I just bought 2 because I really had no idea how much money I was spending!). So I got my coffee service out & used it for the first time that night for our much belated Valentine's Day dinner. I have some pics on my camera & I will post them hopefully later today.Here are the pics. Try not to notice my droopy eye ;-)

4 comments:

Adele said...

Sounds like a yummy Valentine's dinner. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

sarah edwardson said...

Hi Mary Ann-
I saw your comment on our blog so I thought I would check yours out as well. Good to hear from you! Good luck with the training for the Mini coming up. I would love to be able to do that, but that would require me running more than just to and from the fridge. But on a day like today, I might have to get out there and try!

Alicia said...

Sounds like a delicious feast! Very cool about the Austrian coffee tradition - I always automatically order a glass of water with my coffee at restaurants because it's so refreshing after a hot cup o joe.

Karis said...

What a great Valentine's Day dinner. You put a lot of thought into it which makes it so fun.