Wednesday, February 11, 2009

All Sorts of Yumminess...

I'm not normally a gourmet cook, but last night's dinner in honor of my favorite 39 (!) year old,
was quite delicious, if I do say so myself. I found all my my recipes on the internet or in blogland...

I put the birthday boy to work at the grill... he grilled some steaks

rubbed with this then I made some delicious chimichurri sauce




and these wok seared green beans (my family's favorite)


(photo by: Pornchai Mittongtare) subscribe to Bon App├ętit




photo from The Pioneer Woman.

Although you might not think to put together Argentinian & Asian influenced cuisine, it all went together really well. Honestly, I make those green beans so often, I never even thought of them as being Asian influenced, but I guess they are, being "wok-seared" with sesame oil & rice vinegar (duh?!) .

Michael is a really healthy eater & doesn't normally eat sweets, so for dessert I used an idea I got from Jill at Peeptoe Pumps and Pearls. I made Diet Soda Cupcakes using Red Velvet Cake mix & Diet Dr. Pepper.




Mine weren't that pretty, but they were delicious!


1 comment:

Joanne said...

That sounded sooo good !! What yummy stuff you made .... I know that he must have felt like a King!