Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday Ramblings

Has your food coma from yesterday passed?  I’m not quite sure that mine has but I’m getting there.  Rather than having our class as originally planned, we decided to cancel it and chose a quiet dinner in versus an expensive dinner out with few menu choices and crowded restaurants.

We had grilled KC strip steaks with caramelized mushrooms and a balsamic reduction; these Pioneer Woman potatoes; simple pan roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic (of which I could have eaten a whole plate and been completely happy).

My Valentine loves brownies so I rushed home and baked some individual brownies with homemade whipped cream, fresh strawberries and a drizzle of balsamic reduction.  It was truly amazing and cooking our Valentine’s day dinner together was absolute perfection. 

I hope your Valentine’s day (is Valentine’s always supposed to be capitalized?) was beautiful.  Now let’s put away the red food coloring and pink sprinkles and pull out the green!  St. Patrick’s day, people.  I can’t wait to see all the amazing treats that begin floating around, probably any minute now.  What’s your favorite “green” treat?

I’ll leave you with a thought for this Thursday.  How comforting is this?

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21 Responses to “Wednesday Ramblings”

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 15, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    I need to start figuring out green things for st. patty’s day..seriously, I’ve got nothing. There’s so many things coming up too..easter, st. patty’s day..memorial day..AHHH SO MANY COLORS! lol..i saw your brownie last night on instagram and it looks like it’s TO DIE FOR. yummy! i’m glad you had a great vday :)

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — February 15, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    I’m so glad you guys had such a lovely dinner together! We had a family circus for ours, but we loved it!!

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    Samantha Angela — February 15, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    I like to go with classic Irish dishes for St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe I’ll make a pot pie. I’ve been on a real savoury pie kick lately.

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — February 15, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    Sounds like you had a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner; that dessert looks delicious!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 15, 2012 @ 10:35 am

    Sounds like you had a really nice Valentine’s Day, Cassie! I love cooking with my husband, but we couldn’t do anything together this year since he’s been away for over a week! Ah well, a belated celebration it is. Have a great rest of the week!

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    Steve @ the black peppercorn — February 15, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Sounds nice. My wife and I were not even together much last night. Our daughter had ballet and son had piano so we split up. Hopefully do a valentines night on feb. 15th tonight!

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    sarah — February 15, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    Sounds like you had a lovely Valentines Day. My husband and I have never quite gotten in to celebrating but I’ll take a quiet evening with a home cooked meal and brownies any night!

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    Liz — February 15, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    Love the dessert you picked, Cassie…and so wonderful with berries and balsamic reduction! I just bought some of those tart pans, so I’ll keep brownies in mind for the future :)

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — February 15, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    We did the same thing, Steak in our own house beats an overpriced. crowded restaurant!
    And your post makes me wonder how many
    “Green Velvet Anything”
    Post we have in the near future!

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    Anna — February 15, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    Nooo, let me hold on to my red and pink…Green is not my colour :)

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    Kelly Senyei — February 15, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    That sounds like one SPECTACULAR meal! I, too, am still in a serious food coma and also did the steak option at home :)

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    Ramona — February 15, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    Beautiful brownies and it sounds like a lovely and romantic evening. :)

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    Krissy's Creations — February 15, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    Sounds like an amazing night!

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    Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything} — February 15, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    it’s not green but I can’t wait to try a new bear recipe I have seen recently for St. Patrick day!
    Love your Valentine special brownies!

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    Sandra's Easy Cooking — February 15, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

    Sounds like a great perfect Valentine’s evening!!Love your brownies! Well done!

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    Baking Serendipity — February 15, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

    I love that verse :) I have a chalkboard hanging on the wall on the way out the garage door in my house. I used to use it for grocery lists, but now have taken to writing a quote or Bible verse I stumble upon to make me smile as I walk out the door and into a new day. This is definitely going there!

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — February 15, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    Cassie…it sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine’s meal! It is so much lovelier to eat at home…especially when making the dinner together! Your brownies are perfect! (As were your brown butter cupcakes from your previous post!) I’m ready to put away the red and pink. But my favorite Irish treat is not green….it’s coffee! : ) Love the quote….

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    Reem | Simply Reem — February 16, 2012 @ 12:56 am

    Sounds like you had a great night…
    Beautiful!!!

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    amy @ fearlesshomemaker — February 16, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    seeing as my last name is Donovan, i really need to do my Irish roots good + start planning for St Paddy’s day! by the way, your valentine’s dessert sounded amazing – love the addition of the balsamic reduction. major nom!

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    Ann — February 16, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    It sounds like you had a delicious Valentines Day….and I can’t wait to see what you come up with on St. Patricks Day!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — February 16, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

    Hi Cassy! Great to hear you had nice Valentine’s Day. We also stayed in, not much “celebration” but we enjoyed each other’s company and spend the evening with the kids. You are so sweet that you rushed home to make his favorite dessert. That feeling is most important. :-) Looking forward to your posts for St. Patrick’s day!

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