Happy Valentine’s Day

We celebrated Valentine’s Day at home this year. For the kids, I made their favorite meal – spaghetti and meatballs… and of course, candy for dessert! And after they were tucked in bed, Scott and I shared a pretty fantastic meal. I made individual beef wellingtons – basically a small filet seared off and topped with peppercorn Boursin and a mushroom duxelle, all wrapped up in Phyllo dough. I served that alongside creamed spinach and my favorite potato dish: potatoes Anna. For dessert – Scott’s favorite – Banana pudding, taken up just a notch: homemade vanilla pudding in phyllo cups, topped with carmelized bananas!

The beef, in progress. A few layers of phyllo, brushed with butter and topped with a sprinkling of chopped chives. The filets were from What’s Your Beef, and tasted spectacular, as usual!

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The final product!

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And dessert! The recipe was from Epicurious.com, and many of the reviewers mentioned that the phyllo cups scorched under the broiler before the bananas truly carmelized, and I found that to be true as well. It was still delicious, though!

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I hope everyone’s Valentine’s Day was a good one!

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