09/29/13
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Prime Rib Pot Pie

SUNDAY Prime Rib Pot Pie   It’s Sunday evening…the children are fed and either tucked in or finishing homework in their rooms.  Michael is somewhere over the Atlantic en route to Frankfurt, Germany before making his way to his final destination in Finland.  And I sit here at my computer…with you.  Thanks for keeping me Continue reading → «Prime Rib Pot Pie»

08/26/13
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Beer Marinated Steaks with Port~Gorgonzola Butter & Green Beans Vinaigrette

SUNDAY Beer Marinated New York Strip Steaks  |  Porter-Gorgonzola Butter  |  Green Beans Vinaigrette  |  Baked Potatoes   I am currently reading three books.  Yes, that is right…three.  Now before you jump to the conclusion that I am lady of leisure who spends her days lounging on a chaise in silk pajamas, sipping tea and Continue reading → «Beer Marinated Steaks with Port~Gorgonzola Butter & Green Beans Vinaigrette»

08/20/13
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Fillet of Beef Sandwiches with Mustard~Horseradish “Mayonnaise”

MONDAY Fillet of Beef Sandwiches  |  Mustard, Horseradish & Greek Yogurt Sauce You expect a sandwich to be good, really good…dinner worthy…when you start with perfectly-roasted fillet of beef tenderloin {left-over from last evening’s dinner}, but what you don’t envision is the condiment spread you put on that pile of lovely meat becoming the star Continue reading → «Fillet of Beef Sandwiches with Mustard~Horseradish “Mayonnaise”»

08/19/13
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Beef Tenderloin with Tomato Gravy & A Basil Caesar Salad

SUNDAY Beef Tenderloin  |  Tomato Gravy  | Basil Caesar Salad  |  Strawberry,Basil, Lemonade Granitas   A whole fillet of beef tenderloin is a wonderful dinner when entertaining guests, as we did this evening.  It is special, not something people often cook for themselves at home for dinner, and the finished presentation is always impressive.  But Continue reading → «Beef Tenderloin with Tomato Gravy & A Basil Caesar Salad»

08/17/13
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Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks & Tomato, Basil and Fried Mozzarella Stacks

FRIDAY Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks  |  Tomato, Basil and Fried Mozzarella Stacks with a Balsamic Reduction   “We expect a lot of the tomato…The problem is the color.  Red is the color of richness, ripeness,and sensuality.  It is the color of the erotic.  Scarlet is for anger and ecstasy, the color of love and lust…Red signals Continue reading → «Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks & Tomato, Basil and Fried Mozzarella Stacks»

07/12/13
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Filet Mignon Sliders & A Simple Kale Salad

THURSDAY Filet Mignon Sliders with Sautéed Mushrooms on Toasted Brioche Buns  |  Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette & Parmesan Shavings   I knew Michael would be coming home today when I planned our dinner menu last week.  After four days of airplane food and meals eaten during meetings in conference rooms, I wanted to prepare Continue reading → «Filet Mignon Sliders & A Simple Kale Salad»

06/25/13
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Pasta Bolognese & Kale Salad with Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette

MONDAY Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce  |  Chopped Kale with a Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette and Parmesan Cheese  |  Garlic Croutons   “On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.” ― Mark Haddon As I Continue reading → «Pasta Bolognese & Kale Salad with Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette»

06/21/13
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Truffled Filet of Beef Sandwiches

FRIDAY Truffled Filet of Beef Sandwiches  |  Sweet Potato Fries  |  Fresh Strawberries  |  Strawberry-Basil Lemonade Okay, I know…I missed a dinner {last night}.  This week has been, well, you know…one of THOSE weeks!  Michael gone {traveling in Europe}, me left to juggle Max’s baseball and football schedules as well as the girls’ barn schedule, Continue reading → «Truffled Filet of Beef Sandwiches»

04/24/13
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Beef & Lamb Meatballs with Spring Peas & Preserved Lemon

WEDNESDAY Beef & Lamb Meatballs with Spring Peas & Preserved Lemon  |  Basmati Rice Just one thing before I get into dinner…{it is an illness after all}.  One of my favorite food bloggers, Heidi Swanson @ 101 Cookbooks has a Web pop-up shop called QUITOKEETO featuring culinary {and beyond} treasures.  QUITOKEETO is only open until Continue reading → «Beef & Lamb Meatballs with Spring Peas & Preserved Lemon»