So after promising myself a new start, of course we had Valentines Day first and due to a freezer overload mixed with a low budget, it was time to do as the old saying goes…..gain the way to the OH heart by feeding him up!
And I must say it went very successfully, luckily from my many hunts at Tesco Clearance I had some Coquille St. Jacques ready made and in the freezer so a nice and easy starter paved the way for a more adventurous main and pud! You’ll see the OH is a salad dodger!
For mains I hunted high and low for inspiration with duck breasts and remembered the most amazing Duck Massaman Curry we had on a romantic break in Dublin at a Thai called Red Torch Ginger that the OH was obsessed with but decided to refine where possible and all thanks must go to Thai Me Up Kitchen whose recipe will now be a firm favourite in our household and brining as the recipe says is a must! The duck was some of the most succulent I’ve tasted if I do say so myself 😉
Now pudding was more difficult as we both have major sweet tooths and after getting some bargain silicone moulds in Home Bargains, they had to be mouldable! Luckily my Olive magazine subscription landed through my door earlier that week and there we had it: The Shed Restaurant Viennetta – by no means healthy but worth every single calorie and it haver an excuse to use my brand new Kitchenaid and sugar thermometer and I have to say I was really impressed how easily it came together! Double cream ice cream, salted caramel and dark chocolate….bliss 😍
So all in all you could say my OH was a very happy man at the end of the night and all table decorations are courtesy of Home Bargains also. We appreciated being at home much more and having the time to spend talking and messing around in the kitchen together, after my calorie overload it’s time to begin the Diet part of my Foodie blog so wish me luck and I’m happy to answer any questions or comments!