Happy Birthday, Matt!.
Monday was Matt's birthday, so of course we had to have our very own party!
Lots of gifts (with Alex on hand to help open them), and a pretty nice dinner.
For Matt, Organic, Pasture-Fed, Lamb Loin Chops (that trip to the butcher shop paid off...he intended to get fillet mignon, but was quickly swayed by the lamb!), seared quickly in a hot, cast iron skillet, and finished in a very hot oven.
To go with, we tried a new recipe, Cream Potato Puffs; it's basically a popover with an herbed mashed potato filling.
We really liked them, but next time (and there will be a next time) we're going to add some kind of cheese to the potato; it just needed a bit of 'bite'. Still, very good.
There was a nice salad of baby spinach, avocado, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and scallion, drizzled with a silken tofu dressing.
What did I eat? Thanks for asking!
Sunday, we discovered a new product in the frozen, faux foods aisle; Quorn Gruyere Cutlets.
Sounded decadent, so I grabbed a box.
Crispy, crunchy coating over a creamy cheese sauce; all topping a chicken-less cutlet.
I gotta say...this stuff is pretty good!
I've liked Quorn since I first saw their products in stores, but this one is nice. Very fancy.
And yes, there was cake.
A gorgeous, pitch-black, chocolate cake, frosted with slightly sweetened whipped cream (no, not from a tub)...and purple decorating sugar!
Matt took the day off, got to sleep in, spend time with us, and eat a good meal. Not a bad way to spend a birthday, eh?
Happy Birthday Honey!
Food and Drink, Birthdays