Friday, January 1, 2010

A fancy feast for 2010

I wanted to share with you a wonderful menu that B and I made at home for New Year's Eve this year.  Even if you don't consider yourself a cook, this is a pretty foolproof menu (as long as you can follow directions!).  It's a great meal for birthdays, Valentine's Day, anniversary celebrations, or any other important day that you want to commemorate.  I promise, it's delish and worth the time to set the table with your best dishes, light some candles, play some of your favorite music and enjoy the time at home together!

Filet with Balsamic Glaze
Roasted New Potatoes with Greens
Steamed Broccoli or Asparagus
A full-bodied red wine (I prefer Pinot Noir or Cab with this heavy of a steak dish)
Apple Turnovers with ice cream and caramel sauce
Molten Chocolate Cakes

While this is definitely not an everyday, weeknight meal, I hope that some of you will bookmark this and whip it up the next time you are planning a nice stay at home dinner (after the little ones are asleep!). 


  1. Live the menu, especially the molten cakes - yumalicious! More importantly, it is great to see how well the ultrasound went (thank you for sharing the images)! Yay! And seeing your list of goals is pretty amazing too, you set the bar high, but not out of reach, that is so cool.

    I am so happy you are moved and settling in... at home, at work... and with the new life you are caring for, you have accomplished so much.

    Sending you wishes for an extra-special New Year, filled with lots of love and laughter.

  2. Sounds so delicious! Happy New Year!!

    PS- I have no idea how I completely missed that you are pregnant?! I have been a terrible blogger the last few months, but I'm shocked that I have been THAT bad of a blogger :( Congratulations!! How wonderful and exciting! 2010 is sure to be a great year for you!

  3. Ohh, that sounds like a delicious meal! I will need to try that out! :) Thanks for posting!

  4. classic perfection- the ultimate celebratory meal- it's all so honestly simple- it lets the quality of the ingredients really shine!

    cheers to 2010 AEOT!



  5. Sounds delicious! That's exactly what we did on New Year's Eve - planned a special dinner for after the kids' bedtime. While we didn't go out for a fancy night on the town, it was special and much more my style. Happy New Year!

  6. This sounds absolutely FABULOUS!

  7. That menu is amazing. I will have to try out some of those recipes. Happy New Year!

  8. The meal sounds wonderful! We had a similar meal with 3 other couples. It was nice to stay in. But maybe the intimate dinner is something we'll have to try soon...shouldn't have to wait for a special occasion!

    Congrats on the ultrasound. So happy to hear everything is going well. We have also decided that we won't find out once we finally get pregnant....Looking forward to seeing your baby posts coming soon!

    Hope things are starting to settle in your new house.

  9. Sending you wishes for an extra-special New Year, filled with lots of love and laughter.
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