Valentine’s weekend duck breast

Duck breast, polenta, kale, turnips

Duck breast, polenta, kale, turnips

Kevin and I first got together over a long, snowed in weekend following Valentine’s Day, twelve years ago. Today, to celebrate, we went hot tubbing, then madeĀ for dinner the meat that is to us the ultimate sign of romance: duck breast. Continue reading

Nothin’ says lovin’ like beef

Beef short ribs, polenta, and kale

Beef short ribs, polenta, and kale

This is my idea of a good time… anise scented, braised beef short ribs made from Bittman’s recipe (it has carrots in it), over creamy polenta with a side of fresh kale, cooked with onion and vinegar. Perfect Valentine’s Day, being snowed in with my sweetie, kind of food. I’m drinking a Leffe blond Belgian ale that I got for him, because he likes rich ales (so do I). For dessert, we were feeling kind of trashy, so I got a frozen turtle pie from the supermarket and we each had a slice.

Chicken pot pie

Chicken pot pie

Chicken pot pie

This is the twin of the pie we ate for Christmas Eve dinner. I wrapped this one up in about ten sheets of cling wrap and put it in the freezer, so we could eat it around Valentine’s Day. I took it out a few days ago and put it in the fridge to thaw. Our usual gathering with our friends got moved from yesterday to today, so I heated up the pie for us tonight.

The picture is of what was left.