Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine’s Day

 This year for Valentine’s Day, we planned on going to Charley’s Steakhouse for dinner.  To make a long story short, we made the reservation for the wrong night and didn’t end up going.  Regardless, I was still craving steak, so for Valentine’s Day we made our own delicious steak dinner and dinned in!

(Oh, and by the way I’m a brunette now!  What do ya think?  I’m just trying it out for awhile, and liking it so far.)


On the menu – We had parmesan crusted filet mignon, loaded baked potatoes, caesar salad, veggies, rolls, and cheesecake with fresh raspberries for desert!


I got the idea to make a crust for our filets from Ally.  I wanted to do something different than just the usual steak and make it a little more like a steak you’d order from a restaurant.  Instead of trying out a recipe, I just decided to wing it.

I mixed together a 1/2 cup of bread crumbs, and a 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese.  Mixed in 1 egg, some salt and pepper, onion powder, and basil. 

IMG_6737 Once the filets were gilled to perfection, Josh brought them in and I topped them with the parmesan crust mixture.  Then we broiled them for about 5 minutes, until the crust started browning.


Overall, it was a nice Valentine’s Day.  The food was delicious and the company was great; Josh and I sat around the dinner table for hours just chatting and sipping champagne. 

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Thank you for the Green Bean Valentine, Jennifer!  I love it!


  1. Dinner looks great!!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hair! You look great!

  2. such a nice night!!! i'm so jealous of your cooking skills!

    ps..i still gotta order me some green bean bracelets...hopefully today!

  3. I will be your valentine if you will make that for me... ;-) LOL!!

  4. Love your new hair color. My husband just mentioned that he would love for me to go back to being a brunette for a while, after seeing how pretty your hair looks I think I will.


  5. Love the brunette! You look hot! The dinner sounds delicious. Yum. The valentine is beautiful. ((((hugs))))

  6. I am envious of your skills! You can cook for me anytime :)
    Glad you had a nice night! Love the chocolates, she did a wonderful job didn't she!?


  7. I love the hair too and the dinner looks delicous! Youre so very welcome on the hearts, it was my pleasure!

  8. Sounds perfect! And, the new do is fabulous!

  9. Dinner looks good, but I am a vegetarian so can't judge it too well! : ) I love the brunette look.

    The candy hearts are precious!

  10. I think I like you better as a blond. When I first saw the pic I couldn't quite put my finger on what was different. I'm slow like that :)
    And the next time we are in town you can make me a steak just like that. Yum!

  11. You look hot! Love the hair and the food looks great. And jen's gift is gorgeous. xxxx

  12. Diggin the new hair! Hey I finally made a button! Check it out :)


  13. Sounds like a great V-day! You have now made me so incredibly hungry at 9 pm at night! lol

  14. Love your hair...looks great! Staying in on Valentine's Day is one of my favorite things to do. I think the food is overpriced and never up to par when you go out. Glad you had a nice day!

  15. Okay, so first off your hair does look GREAT! And second, umm I'm totally coming to your house for dinner one of these days. We should do a wine and dinner thingy. So glad you guys had a great V-Day.


  16. Your dinner looked scrumptious! Our Parmesan crust was a little different in the way that instead of an egg, I used olive oil & also added a fresh chopped clove of garlic. But to me, dining in vs. out for V-Day is a lot more special!

    And BTW, you'd look gorgeous no matter what color your hair is! But, I'm loving the brunette!

  17. Wow, sounds like a great evening! It's funny that you didn't go to Charley's because we had reservations for Charley's a couple of years ago for Valentine's Day and the reservations got messed up as well. I guess people aren't meant to to there for Valentine's Day dinner. =) And as you already know, I love the brown hair! It's a nice change but you're beautiful as a blonde as well.

  18. I don't even like steak, but those look great!

    I like your hair dark too, very pretty!

  19. I'd say that Chez Lauren and Josh trumps Charley's steak house any day of the week!

    Sometimes a little mix up ends up to be just the "perfect" thing :) Nicholas and I have always enjoyed quiet Valentine's at home...we did venture out this year though and it was nice...nice just to "be"

    HUGS and have a Great Weekend :)

  20. Your hair looks really great! Glad you are liking it. The dinner looks and sounds yummy!!! And that was so nice of Jennifer