Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, a day I just don’t get that into. But last year I stumbled upon something that makes me want to mark the day – I spent all day cooking bolognese and cupcakes for dinner and it was lovely. I got to plan and shop and simmer and tidy up the house and sip wine (what? I had to open a bottle to add to the bolognese). So this year I’ve decided to do it again, this is the menu I’m planning:
Alton Brown’s Sour Cream Cheesecake which I chose solely because the episode was on last week and the cake needs to cool for 6 hours and I declared (silently since nobody else was in the room) that it would do. I’ll be buying my first real cake pan for this, I’m very excited.
A meal from Everyday Food of beef tenderloin with horseradish cream, potatoes anna (also) and sauteed swiss chard (or maybe). I suspect I chose this because they use a Hable Construction fabric for the background of the pictures (it’s Issue #8). No, really I chose this because I made the horseradish cream sauce once and it haunts me still.
This isn’t to say I willfully ignore all Valentine’s Day themed things. This year I’ve been eyeing the round up of Valentine’s Day dessert projects at Brownie Points, the stamp your own conversation hearts at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories and the wee Valentine’s boxes at How About Orange.