|Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo |
with a Balsamic Reduction
We decided to spend Valentine's "in" this year. So we fed the kids some spaghetti, mixed veggies, and French bread, then put them to bed a bit early and made ourselves a delicious dinner.
One of our favorite restaurants used to have a dish on their menu called "Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo with a Balsamic Reduction". It was my favorite "date dish" to order (i.e. a dish to order when it is just Jared and I) so I decided to attempt a copycat recipe for February's Dinner at 8pm. It turned out pretty good. I paired it with garlic herb cooked carrots and roasted garlic French bread. We then had red velvet brownies with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and a chocolate drizzle. I also made skinny caramel lattes with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle.
We ate dinner on the couch, chatted, and watched a movie while the kiddos all slept. It is always a nice time to enjoy each other's company without spending a fortune on dinner, dessert, and a babysitter!
|Red Velvet Brownies with fresh strawberries, |
whipped cream, and chocolate drizzle
|Roasted Garlic French Bread|
Step 2 - As I waited for the dough to finish in my bread machine, I cut up the carrots, placed them in the pan, seasoned them, and put them in the fridge to await cooking. I also programmed the coffee maker for 8:15pm and filled a quart mason jar halfway with milk for our lattes.
Step 3 - I made the kids' French bread (I rubbed butter and sprinkled garlic on the dough before rolling it up to rise and bake) and then our bread (I minced the roasted garlic and sprinkled it over the dough before rolling it up to rise and bake). I also made up the brownie batter and baked them while the bread was rising.
Step 4 - At 7:45 we placed the steaks in our cast iron skillet and put them in the oven. I used my mixer to make up the caramel whipped cream and put it in the fridge to chill till dessert.
|Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo with Balsamic Reduction|
Step 5 - At 7:55, I took the carrots out of the fridge and started cooking them on the stove; however, you could also use my crockpot glazed baby carrot recipe and start them much earlier. I started a pot of water for the noodles and began to prep my alfredo sauce and balsamic reduction.
Step 6 - At 8:15 we set the coffee table with our dinner and began eating while the coffee maker started coffee for out lattes.
Step 7 - Halfway through the movie I went out to the kitchen and prepped our lattes and dessert plates. Then we enjoyed our remaining time together.