It was absolutely fabulous.
I took my girlfriend home to meet my family for that weekend (we're both students at the same college), and We just had a great time.
Best part is, my family likes her, and she likes my family.
As for Valentine's day...that was a bit more special.
I cooked dinner that night. Made a wonderful beef stroganoff. I'll go ahead and throw down the recipe for you.
1 whole london broil (or 2 pounds of beef cut for stew)
1 cup of sour cream
1 tbsp of flour (more or less, it depends, really)
First thing you want to do is make the marinade. I like to do this at least 6 hours in advance, just so that the meat gets good and tasty.
I like to use all of these, and just apply as to your taste:
Red Cooking wine
FRESH!!!(important) ground black peppercorns.
FRESH!!!(important) Minced garlic (one clove is plenty! Don't overdo it)
A pinch of salt.
I just put that in a glass bowl, and mix the beef well with it. Some other options for stuff to use in the marinade are:
a bit of vinegar
More cooking wine(this can yield a very deep burgundy flavor if used right)
THen when it's time to cook, you first sear the meat in a skillet, and then, when it's seared,you add the marinade(about half of it) to the skillet,
then you cover and simmer for about 25-30 minutes,so the meat gets really tender.
Then, you just make a rue from water and flour, and make sure all the lumps are gone, then you mix it in, so you get a sort of gravy looking think
with chunks of meat. When it's really thick, throw in the sour cream. Mix it well over the heat, and then throw in some Fresh mushrooms that you cut
up yourself. cover that for about five minutes, and it should be ready to serve over noodles.
That's the beef stroganoff I served. She loved it. I also had warm french bread, and FRESH GREEN BEANS(which are a bitch to get at this time of
Then We watched 'happy valentines day charlie brown', and I read her a poem that I wrote for her.
and that's all I'm telling you about valentines day. enjoy!