Monday, February 13, 2012

Chef's in Training

Occasionally Jason and I will get the urge to experiment in the kitchen using ingredients that we already have on hand. Saturday night was one of those nights. While we were out running errands we stopped by Reid's to grab some meat to go along with our creations. Of course I could not walk in without looking around first so after grabbing this amazing spread and tasting some wine we decided on a fillet and two fish kabobs for Jason to put on the grill. I decided that I would tackle the sides while Jason took care of the meat and a dessert.

I put together a salad while brainstorming the ingredients for the other side. This is where the creativity came in for my part of the meal. I put on a pot of water to boil some whole wheat Gnocchi then added the following ingredients into the food processor to make a sauce to put over top.

I am going to make some minor adjustments to this recipe before I share it but we were both very pleased with the way it turned out. I have a feeling this is only the beginning of this sauce in the Key house.

Once Jason put together a marinade for the steak he got started on the dessert. He decided to make a parfait once he began gathering his ingredients. We received a gift basket for Christmas that included these cookies

so he grabbed a few of those along with some Oreos and put them in the food processor (separately). Once those were crushed he started laying the layers for the parfait. Starting from the bottom up he put
- Oreo cookie crumbs
- Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- Blueberry's
- Kaneel Sterren cookie crumbs
- Strawberry's
- Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- Toasted Coconut

Once the meat came off of the grill dinner was served.

Before serving the dessert Jason melted together Nutella and the Biscoff Spread to drizzle on top of the Parfait
Check out that yumminess on top :)

Not only is this a fun and inexpensive date night but its also the perfect way to clean out the pantry and refrigerator. 

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