Saturday, February 14, 2009

A little of this and a little of that...

In my house, today was clean out the frig and see what you end up with for dinner day! So I did. It's been a very long week, and we've mostly ordered in. The vegetable drawer was looking mighty sad, needed to use up what I could and then start fresh tomorrow morning, shopping for the week.

I grabbed a couple zucchini, some portobello slices and a couple tomatoes that would never be pretty in a salad. Sauteed them up with some olive oil and threw in a can of artichoke hearts and the juice of a Meyer lemon. Lots of salt and pepper and it came out really good. The tomatoes cook down and make it kind of saucy. The lemon made it taste pretty bright. Not bad for a last minute throw together!

I had a couple rib steaks for us, and skirt steaks for the kids!

A frozen cheesecake that I thawed and cut into hearts and topped it with hot fudge and strawberries. A pretty nice dinner, all in all!

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Looks good for a clean out the fridge meal! Cute cheesecakes too!

    Happy Valentines Day! Enjoy your week off... you need it!

  2. I think you did great Carol! It's a wonderful Valentines dinner. I knwo the type of week you had and the creativity in this dinner would never show that. Love the cheese cake idea.

  3. It looks excellent! I am sure the family enjoyed it!
    And yes, what a week you piles on sometimes..
    Here's to a better week ahead!

  4. Now that is a nice looking meal!

  5. Carol, LOVEly dessert... The cheesecake heart and strawberries look delicious and really POP on the blue plate. (And the plate looks very interesting ... clear glass at the top?)

    A little of this and a little of that ... sure came out looking very tasty and filling. The zucchini, mushroom, artichoke,heart, etc. sounds very good.

    I'm sure it was nice to relax at home after such a nice meal.

  6. When I clean out the fridge, it sure doesn't look like this! Wow, great meal and even better dessert!

  7. Looks beautiful and colorful - I don't think I've ever had a skirt steak (I'm thinking maybe once in a restaurant) -- is there a special reason your kids don't like rib steaks or something?

  8. Very satisfying meal, Carol! But that cheesecake is taunting me.


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