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February 17, 2010

Valentine’s Day

Filed under: Food,Misc — Marcus @ 10:50 pm

So a bit late on getting this posted as Valentine’s Day was several days ago, but I wanted to post up the fun stuff Meagan and I did.

First off the food…

We started off with our main course: Filet Mignon, our famous mashed potatoes (We found out you can have ranchy mashed potatoes and cheesy mashed potatoes at the same time, the rest is history!), and corn.  Anyone that knows us very well should know we pride ourselves in our cooking, well after the meal we decided this was definatly in the top 5 of best meals we have created and there is some debate about it maybe being the best meal we have ever cooked.  This was our first shot at cooking Filet Mignon, but it was a true success, after the meal we figured it out and it cost right about $15-$20/plate for the meal, so not really cheap, but seeing that we usually go to a very expensive restaurant for Valentine’s Day and spend around $150 for the meal for the two of us this was quite cheap.

For dessert we had leftovers from the night before, we made a triple layer chocolate cake for some friends we had over the night before, the cake turned out perfect.  I think this was the third time we have made a triple layer cake, we are getting better at them, but they are still a challenge.  Both Meagan and I have our assigned jobs making the cake, she bakes the three layers beforehand normally and then we both make the frosting and I am the one to frost it (We found out on the first one that frosting a cake is a lot like doing grout work with cement, and I have no end of practice doing that from my construction years!).

Later on in the evening we made some floats that were just awesome, we had some blackberry pomegranate pop we had been saving, so we filled up the cups about half way with vanilla ice cream and then poured the pop over it, it made a really fun drink.  It was made perfect when Meagan brought out the heart shaped straws.

As for gifts, I got Meagan a fountain pen she has been wanting,  she tries to journal every day and has been wanting a fancy pen to use for it, so I got her that and a bunch of different colors she can use in it.  Meagan got me two different firesteels (from www.firesteel.com).  I have been wanting one of the new firesteels they have with the handle on them, the last time I went camping the firesteels were fun, but they were really hard to hold onto, the new design fixes that issue and I can’t wait to try them out in the woods next time.  Below is a picture of me with my new firesteel.

So all in all it was a great weekend, I hope I don’t make anyone too hungry with the pics of the meal we made 🙂

Until next time…

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