Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Viol'a!


Here's how our special dinner turned out. Our menu: Filet of Beef au Poivre, bistro potatoes, green beans and Strawberry Tarts for dessert from Ina Garten's Barefoot In Paris cookbook. Jeff said the filet was every bit as good as what he's had at Ruth Kris or Morton's. So I think it was a big success. My favorite was the strawberry tart-the pastry cream was delicious and I loved the saltiness of the pistachios against the sweet creaminess of the pastry cream and strawberries. After the adventure of tracking down cognac at the grocery store last night I'm glad it was worth it. Our evening was topped off by a special delivery of flowers from our favorite florist-Danette of Madeleine's Garden. Gorgeous arrangement filled with bright pink lilacs, white roses, peonies, gerber daises and more. Just beautiful-the boy knows I LOVE me some fresh flowers! Also, got a very special card from Cameron. Please keep him in your prayers-MAJOR growing pains. He started a new job this week and is in the market for another car. Jeff's been chauffering him back and forth lately. Well, I'm exhausted-being domestic does that to me. Going to take my flowers back next to my bed so I can wake up to them in the morning.

5 comments:

Mom said...

I am so glad your anniversary dinner turned out so beautifully. I'm so proud of you and how you can present such a beautiful setting. I hope you and Jeff have many more years of happiness.

Tammy said...

Fancy, schmancy -- Ina eat your heart out! So glad it all worked out so well. Yum, yum on the tarts...

gale said...

You go girl! Martha Steward should take lessons!

gale said...

Oops - sorry Martha - I noticed too late that I spelled your name wrong.

Anonymous said...

You rock!!