I had such a nice surprise when I came in from the salt mines tonight.
As I pulled into the garage I noticed flames coming out the top of the charcoal lighter on the patio grill. The wife was making steaks! New York Strips to be exact!
She had set them up the way I like with Lawry's garlic salt and course ground black pepper resting for an hour at room temperature on the counter.
The fire was very hot and she allowed me to cook them. Eight minutes later and I had them on the table resting.
While I enjoyed a Ceasar Salad.
Then my steak
Nice Low carb meal. What could be better?
How about desert?
She made individual almond cheesecakes
with dark cherries (10 oz. frozen) that she cooked down in a saute pan with two teaspoons of splenda, a splash of water and a half teaspoon of cornstarch.
The cheese cake (she tells me) is one bar of cream cheese at room temp, one large egg, 1/4 cup splenda, and a teaspoon of almond extract. Pulsed until uniform in the food processor, then spooned into six foil cupcake liners that had been sprayed with pam (so they release after cooking) and placed into a six well cupcake tin. She sprnkled toasted almond slithers on top of the six cupcake cheesecakes before cooking them on top of the broiler pan with a half inch of water at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Finshed off with whipped cream, they look like this on the fork.
Accompanied with a glass of Pinot Noir.
Not a bad valentine dinner!