Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Successful Valentine's Dinner - Brought To You By Meat

You are planning on making a special Valentine's dinner.

The options are endless and you just can't pinpoint the perfect idea. Do you make duck, scallops, shrimp? Should it be French inspired? A nice big Italian meal? Maybe Asian themed? Something incredibly exotic? You scour over the internet and blogs. You read the latest Bon-Appetit/Food and Wine/Saveur  to find the newest most beautiful recipes their teams can think of...

And then...You vapor-lock and your brain shuts down. WHAT AM I DOING?!?!?!?!

Have a glass of wine and listen to me...

If you are cooking for a husband, significant male counterpart, fiance or boyfriend this is my advice:

Are you ready for it??? Wait for it....

Hit them with a big hunk of meat... (figuratively of course)

Its not rocket science or even poetry (ok I'm lying - meat is definitely poetry to men) But in the 6 years (plus 7 years we were friends) that is still the best meal I can make for my husband...

Insert all the neanderthal references you want. But a well cooked steak is the best way to say
"I Love You"

Meat is a man's best friend (remember Diamonds girls? See how it correlates?)

So use all that time you've now saved and find a better way to give them a hint on what you really want...
Don't believe this is necessary?
Then go sit outside a Victorias Secret the day of Valentines and tell me what you see...

Its not pretty....

Ribeye Steaks with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce:

2 -  6 ounce Ribeye Steaks
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola
 1 cup heavy cream

Brush steaks with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat 2 large nonstick skillets over medium-high heat. Add 3 steaks to each skillet and cook to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.

Pour heavy cream into sauce pan and bring to simmer. Add Gorgonzola and reduce down to about half.

Pour on top of steak and serve...Enjoy your praise - you deserve it.


  1. I made this for my husband last night and he LOVED it. Said it was the best steak he ever had.

  2. Steak is good for a girlfriend, wife, female partner, or female friend, too!!! I would take a steak any time, and so would my girlfriend!! YUM!

  3. Actually I completely agree! ;)


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