For our St. Valentine’s Day celebration we had a private celebration of our love and a little more French cooking. It was a cooking collaboration, but I think my darling husband had the more difficult portion. We made sauté veal with a mushroom cream sauce, risotto and blanched broccoli. It was so rich we could hardly finish it and we chased it with chocolate covered strawberries. It was a pricey home-made meal, but it still cost less than half of what we spent at a ritzy restaurant last year (although I do miss the wine pairing).
Andrew began his cooking endeavor with an Old Fashioned. He touted it as his best Old Fashioned yet and therefore, he took a picture to commemorate it (he also insisted I post his picture).
Then he prepped his ingredients and he was pretty proud of those results too, therefore he took another picture. I think he was really starting to get into it.
It was the first time I had ever made risotto. It tasted like pretty darn good risotto to me. I do not recall having had a better risotto.