Monday, February 13, 2012

An Easy Lover's Day Menu...

Happy Valentine's Day! A holiday filled with love and devotion for the ones we hold nearest and dearest is upon us and what a better way to celebrate than with a home cooked meal.  This dinner selection is for the new cook, the old cook and everyone in between.  Nothing too fancy or complicated but your dinner will be nothing short of spectacular. Go get some roses, a nice big box of chocolates, light the candles, take out the good china, and share some great food with your someone special. This menu selection is given to you from my heart to yours and I hope that your meal is filled with much love and happiness!  Enjoy...

Steak Sicilian - Everyone Loves A Sicilian 
2 Filet Mignons
Vegetable Oil
Fresh Ground Pepper
Seasoned Bread Crumbs

Preheat Oven to Broil
Lightly coat steaks with vegetable oil
Season steaks with pepper
Press breadcrumbs onto both sides of steak
Brush nonstick cookie sheet with vegetable oil
Place steaks on cookie sheet
Broil each side of steak 5-6 minutes for medium rare
Broil longer for desired doneness

Lemon Kissed Orzo
1/2 lb. Orzo Pasta
1 Lemon (zested and juiced)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cook pasta according to directions and drain well
While pasta is still warm season with salt/pepper
Add zest and juice of the lemon
Drizzle with oil
Toss till pasta is coated
Serve warm or cold
***If serving cold refrigerate for at least 1 hour***

Bundles of Mushrooms

1lb. Mushrooms (sliced)
1/2 Cup Butter
Tablespoons Minced Onion
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice

In a large pan over medium heat melt the butter till brown about 5 minutes
Add mushrooms to butter
Season with salt/pepper
Cook for 15-20 minutes on medium low heat
Add lemon juice and serve warm

***If making this dish ahead of time allow the mushrooms to cool
Place mushrooms in air tight container and refrigerate
When you are ready to serve mushrooms bring to room temperature
Place mushrooms in microwave safe container and warm for 10 minutes
Turn once and serve warm***

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