Feeling Saucy

So Ben and I have been together for quite some time (just shy of 12 years). We’ve been blessed to celebrate many a Valentine’s Day, maybe not together because Ben would be preparing romantic dinners at restaurants for other couples out celebrating during our different stints in Kansas City or Denver. That’s not to say that the “holiday” didn’t go unacknowledged, but maybe it was a day late or a week early. We’re lucky in the way that we know we love each other and don’t need a designated day out of the year to express our undying love for one another. Even on those rare actual Valentine’s nights when we were able to do the traditional dinner out, we would find ourselves ending the evening with friends that we love that love each other. Last year, we had the honor of celebrating the day with our dear friends Teri & Joe just 2 weeks before their nuptials. We kept it simple and cooked at home knowing the way to our loved ones’ hearts is down the hatch and straight to the belly.  We kept the newfound tradition with Teri & Joe going this past month with the addition of our new friends Lexie & Rob. The menu went down like this: blue cheese spinach salad, artisan bread with a compound butter, “Mid-Century Modern Shrimp,” a balsamic cherry phyllo roll up with homemade almond ice cream, and the main event was our version of filet oscar with a homemade hollandaise sauce..nothing says love like a special sauce.

OK we know that this entry is late, but it doesn’t have to be a Holiday to enjoy Filet Oscar.  The basic components that make up a traditional Oscar is hollandaise or bernaise sauce, crab meat, and asparagus.  Our recipe will focus on the hollandaise sauce.



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6 responses

  1. Teri Craig

    This is Teri of the dear friends Teri and Joe. I have absolutely, positively enjoyed this tradition we have started with the Foodies, two years ago. Just when I think the amazing dinner we had the year before can’t be surpassed, they surprise me with many delectable delights, that leave you oohing and ahhing! These recipes are a must try. Thank you Foodies for letting me be in charge of the salad while you take care of the heavy lifting:) Believe me, it’s in everyone’s best interest. Can’t wait for next year’s menu.

    March 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm

  2. Kari

    This looks great. It looks like something I would get in a restaurant! Thanks Foodies for introducing me to something new and exciting to try! Can’t wait.

    March 13, 2010 at 6:57 pm

  3. Lexie

    What a treat it was for us to have such a special meal prepared by the foodies! I only hope some of your talent will rub off on me one of these days. Thanks for keeping me inspired in the kitchen!

    March 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm

  4. Deb

    Sounds like fun! I heard it was delicis

    March 15, 2010 at 1:15 am

  5. PiterJankovich

    My name is Piter Jankovich. oOnly want to tell, that your blog is really cool
    And want to ask you: is this blog your hobby?
    P.S. Sorry for my bad english

    March 30, 2010 at 12:43 am

  6. Steve K (aka DAD)

    Kansas City here we come! Actually we are coming in two weeks. Can’t wait to see you guys and treat you to a great meal out on the town. (Even tho it may not be as good as yours!) It will be fun.

    April 11, 2010 at 2:58 am

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