Seven years ago today I married my best friend. No really, we were best friends for years before we ever had a date. For a brief while, we had a whole When Harry Met Sally moment of friends vs. more than friends. Then we fell in love and it didn't seem so weird to be dating your best friend.
We have have had a wild ride in those seven years. Our life has been an action packed combination of scenes from The Money Pit; Planes, Trains and Automobiles and probably a few more hair brained movies you've seen but thought "that could never really happen."
One of the most important things that that someone said at our wedding that I've always held onto was said by my husband's cousin, Antone Davis - "It's you two against the world...Stick together and you'll make it through." So throughout the good times and bad we've always stuck together and laughed our way through it. It's served us well.
To celebrate our anniversary we've done some wonderful dinners at restaurants, but this year I decided to make a great dinner at home. I've said this before, but for husbands I've never found a better idea for a romantic dinner that is better than a great piece of meat. With this being said, I decided to make Filet Mignon with a blue cheese sauce and gingered corn.
First you have to cook the Filet. I cooked it in a pan on medium high for 6 minutes per side for medium rare. Then I poured 1 1/2 cups heavy cream in the pan after the steaks were done in order to deglaze it. I reduced the cream down to a thick sauce consistency and added 5 ounces of blue cheese.
For the corn I sauteed 3 cups with a tbsp of butter and olive oil. Then I grated 1 tbsp of ginger and added it into the pan. I added salt and pepper to taste.
It was a simple meal to enjoy for seven wonderful years.