Need to follow-up on a couple of things....first, whatever happened to that promise I made to keep you posted on my project to get my filing organized? Remember this?
Yeah, me too! But, I'm happy to report that I did follow through - all of the above has been sorted, trashed as needed, filed appropriately, and now for the big reveal:
Have to say I'm pretty proud of myself and it has been done for a couple of weeks now (no, it did not take just a day or two as maybe suggested by the original link in the post - in fact, I did go back to my traditional sort, stack, file approach - seems to work best for me when I get myself in a big mess like this). But, the goal now is to keep this clear -- motivation is that we'll be ready for grandkiddos to visit at any given time. ;)
Second, I totally failed at pulling off that Valentine's menu on February 14th - and now I know it's a very good thing that I didn't attempt it. If I had, we never would have made the concert that night or I would have been very frustrated at leaving a half-prepared meal and kitchen in chaos behind. I know this because I did prepare the dinner, with the help of my talented sous chef/Valentine/hubby this week, when we didn't have any time constraints. Good thing! Apparently the recipe tags "quick & easy" only apply if you are preparing ONE recipe at a time - not three....
But I promised pictures so here they are. First ~ the Beef Tenderloin with Morels and Tarragon Marsala Sauce and Tomato Bread Salad with Herbs.
Now the dessert, Coffee Souffles with Mocha Sauce...first, let me say, I really wish I had taken a picture when I had taken these out of the oven - they were gorgeous - I've never made a souffle-anything before so I was very skeptical, but they were beautiful - really, they were! But, now I know why the recipe says "serve immediately." Yeah....
But, the mocha sauce was delish and covered a multitude of souffle sins - so hubby and I decided it was still very light and luscious.
All in all, a great dinner - "easy" maybe, but not quick and definitely messy. Very thankful for my sous chef who volunteered for clean-up while I enjoyed a second glass of pinot noir and put my feet up.