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!


The final product!


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!


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

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