Today, Valentine’s Day 2007, greets us sunny with tons of snow on the ground. Mac took the SUV to work today and I won’t take the wee car out in the snow. Consequently, the rib-eye steaks that he requested for our Valentine’s Day dinner will be enjoyed another day and scrounging is the order of the day.
On Monday, I prepared the recipe from the latest Cook’s Illustrated magazine for Roasted Tomato Sauce. Followed it to a “T” and we both found it not worth the trouble. I found the pieces of charred tomato skin off-putting, floated around in the sauce. I have quite a bit of it leftover and think I will doctor it up with more tomato sauce, add some browned beef, mushrooms, spinach, cheese, leftover penne from Monday, and bake a casserole. Garlic butter on some rustic bread and a salad of roasted red and green peppers with feta cheese will make it complete. Mac prefers his pasta sauce with meat, anyway.
This morning I prepared some chocolate “lava cakes”. They are in the frig and ready to bake while we are eating our casserole. I won’t provide the recipe. It’s easy to find. I used bittersweet chocolate which is my favorite, nice and rich. In fact, I am snacking on a square with some almonds and walnuts as I write this. After all, dark chocolate is a good addition to one’s daily nutrition, right? Portion control, my dearies. Portion control.
Sounds like a decent dinner for tonight. I have some ideas for tomorrow. It might be a stew, or soup kind of night. I guess we’ll find out later.