This meal was so yummy. I’d be willing to have it again next weekend.
Both recipes are keto friendly!
I’m having the leftovers for lunch. 🤗
Stuffed mushrooms. These turned out really well. So delicious.
The main course:
Chicken Modiga with roasted garlic parmesan broccoli and a simple Italian salad.
Next time we will modify this recipe to pound and pan fry the chicken, which is how I’ve always had it in the past (at STL restaurants – this seems to be a local dish). Our recipe called for baking, which just wasn’t as good. The sauce was dead on and absolutely delicious, however.
I know I say this almost every time, but I love these cooking date nights. Last night, we were discussing how different this marriage is from our previous ones – how much more fulfilling. Even little things like cooking together bring us so much joy. As D noted: it was like lightning struck when we met. It was meant to be. Neither of us can imagine it being better than this. It might seem weird, but our recent sexual exploits are just making it even clearer. We are having a blast, but it reminds us that we are each other’s people. (And our sex has been insanely good lately. There’s no red waste over here).
Sorry…now I’m gushing and it’s coming off as bragging. But really we just click in a way I never thought possible. ❤️
After dinner, we skipped to season 4 of Voyager and watched the first few Seven of Nine episodes in preparation for Picard starting next week. I’m into season 4, so I imagine we will keep watching.
Just the other night, we were having dinner with the kids, doing our normal banter, and Freya exclaimed, “This table is magical!” The kids have mentioned often, though Freya more so, that they love family dinner time, and the topics of conversation. D and I engage with the kids openly and freely on all topics. Freya in particular tends to come hang out with us while we cook so that she can listen to our back and forth. She’s learned a lot! Haha. Anyway…that’s just something I’m really loving right now. ❤️❤️
We don’t do Taco Tuesday around here (because we usually do Taco Wednesdays), but we do Asian Cuisine Tuesdays instead.
Tonight is Mongolian Beef & Broccoli after two weeks of pad thai.
Lots of cooking tonight.
But this time with a bourbon glaze. These were delicious. Recipe here.
More pics from tonight:
It was like a mini Thanksgiving, and we certainly have a lot to be thankful for. ❤️
What a delightful fall meal!
This was fun to make and to eat.
I added extras to the recipe, like garlic. Garlic makes everything better.
Banana bread. ❤️
Start with making dinner. The entire process of cooking and eating will take a few hours.
We started with tequila shots, moved to beer, and next up is a bottle of J. Lohr cabernet.
Dinner is filet, augratin potatoes, and bacon brussel sprouts.
We normally do our steak night on Fridays, but it was storming, so…here we are.
It will be delightful.
Happy Saturday to you!!
is always steak night. It’s our thing.
This wine was fantastic, and only like $18.
I was in charge of the vegetable, while D handled the steaks. I found a recipe on pinterest that looked good, and then I modified it to make it more palatable for us.
These were so spicy. I threw them in the wok with sesame oil, soy, ginger, red pepper, lots of garlic (duh), a pinch of sugar, a dash of rice vinegar, and some other shit I can’t remember right now. 😍
The plated view:
Those aren’t bacon bits on the potato. It’s red wine salt. We love red wine salt. Not that I’m against bacon bits. I love that shit. We just didn’t have any on hand.
I ate every single bite. No regrets.