Valentines Day has never been something we celebrate. Matt likes to say everyday is valentines day :) Sweet huh? Well this year I found some amazing new recipes and wanted to make them for my sweetheart.
We went out to a great local Carribean restaurant in Auburn Joe Caribe on a date a couple days before February 14th. If your in the area I would go for sure. I had the yellow curry chicken and Matt had the Jambilaya.
For our romantic Valentines Dinner we stayed in and here's what I made. My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures!!
First Course: Salad
I kept it simple spinach, carrots, feta and this dressing I have been loving lately.
- 1/4 cup vinegar (red wine or apple cider) whatever you like
- 1 tbsp mustard
- Garlic and onion powder
- 3/4 cup avocado oil (costco sells it now...yay)
- Filet Mignon with Red Wine Sauce (courtesy of Martha)
- Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes
- Roasted Balsamic Vegetables
Aren't these adorable. They were so easy and AMAZING!!
The espresso powder in them adds such an awesome dimension. I will now add it to everything chocolate. I did over cook them a bit but it wasn't bad.
I hope you had a super sweet Valentines Day with your sweetheart!