Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day Dinner

Okay, it may be a little late for Valentine's Day planners looking for something to do, but this can still give a good idea of how to make a special, even somewhat fancy, special occasion meal without breaking the carb budget.

Last night's special dinner included:

  • Appetizer: low-carb cheese pizza; cutting the tortillas into heart shapes before topping and cooking
  • Main course: Grilled ribeye steak, seasoned with salt and pepper; with horseradish dipping sauce
  • Side: Mushrooms sauteed in butter, salt, pepper, and a splash of white wine
  • Side: Asparagus sauteed in butter, salt, pepper, and nutmeg; with a Dijon hollandaise sauce
  • Dessert: Homemade, sugar-free chocolate truffles
All things considered, the hollandaise sauce didn't work too well (though it was very naturally low-carb), but everything else came out very nicely. Watch this space for the dipping sauce and truffle recipes.

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