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Date Night: the best dinner ever

22 Feb

Last night, my husband did an AWESOME job. Like, whoa! I decided a while ago that we would celebrate our 6 month-aversary instead of doing anything for Valentine’s day this year. So Noah took it upon himself to choose a restaurant to take me to. I bugged him non-stop about where we were going. I would try to trick him into telling me. Like last night when I asked him while he had already fallen asleep from taking Nyquil… Anyways, Noah chose a French restaurant in Falls Churh called 2941.

It was incredible.

The first thing we ate was some delicious bread – french baguette, cranberry nut bread and something with chocolate that apparently wasn’t chocolate-y (says Noah). Then they brought out a surprise course – a salmon puff. It was delicious.

Sorry for the crappy phone picture! I forgot to charge my camera!!

We ordered the hamachi sashimi with mango crudo and mint chiffonade as an appetizer. This was the only thing we weren’t fans of. It wasn’t because they tasted bad, it was because of a texture issue. The first bite I had was really good, but that was about all I could handle. But if you like squishy things, then you would like this!

 

Then our main course came out. I had the ginger steamed sea bass over scallion fried rice, lobster broth, shiitake mushrooms, cardamom coconut oil. Noah had the pancetta wrapped venison loin with foie gras,toasted wild rice, chestnut, juniper berry jus. (I had to copy and paste that from their menu!!)

Seriously, YUM.

Also very YUM. (says Noah)

 

After our main courses, we of course had to have dessert. Noah had the pineapple upside down cake which he says was delicious. I had the chocolate financier with clementines, macadamia nuts and coffee ice cream. Um, there are no words.

It looks right side up to me…

I don’t know what “Financier” means, but I like it!

 

At this point, I think we were in heaven. We thought that was the end of it but then they brought us our 2nd surprise dish of the night! Petit fours!!We had a cinnamon chocolate (the red things), marshmallow puff and lemon shortbread with lemon curd.

 

 

This was my favorite restaurant that we’ve been to in a long time. The space was beautiful too. We talked about how cool it would be to have a wedding there -but also really expensive I imagine. I am so happy that Noah took me here! He said up until yesterday he had 6 reservations pending. Happy 6 month-aversary babe! I love you!

 

 

 

 

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4 ingredient cheddar biscuits

26 Jan

Noah made these one night and they are my absolute favorite. If you love Red Lobster cheddar biscuits (or any other cheesy bread for that matter) then these are the perfect treat for you! They are SO easy to make because they only require 4 ingredients!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup self-rising flour**
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (or more if you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise


What you’ll do

  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour and cheese. Stir in milk and mayonnaise just until moistened. Fill five greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Fill empty muffin cups halfway with water. Bake at 425 degrees F for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown.

**As a substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup. **

 


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So easy, right? They are great with any meal but I especially love them with chili or soup. They are good warm or cold!

Next up:  Ran out of mayonnaise? I bet you have the ingredients to make some…and it’s easy too!