Happy Valentine’s Day!

I love Valentine’s day and although we don’t go out for dinner as it can be kind of crazy in the restaurants, I always make a special meal. Celebrations of the heart are important! My husband does not like chocolate so I made a pan of super rich fudgy brownies yesterday to share with friends (recipe to follow). This is a simple menu that will be delicious!!


Bacon wrapped Beef Tenderloin

Red wine mushroom sauce

Sriracha aioli (Sriracha is an asian hot sauce that is delicious!)

Roasted sweet potato

Roasted Cauliflower

Bibb salad with pear and blue cheese

Tangerine marmalade cake

Recipe  Red Wine Sauce for tenderloin or beef of any kind!

This is a simple basic recipe that anyone can make without having exotic ingredients!

2 T. olive oil

4-6 oz. (or less) mushrooms, thinly sliced

1 shallot or 2 green onions, chopped

1 clove garlic, finely minced

3 T. flour

1 1/2 cups dry red wine like Cab or Pinot

1 can (about 10.5 oz) condensed beef broth (or any beef broth)

1/4 t. dried thyme

salt and pepper to taste

Heat up oil in a saucepan and saute mushrooms, shallots, garlic until tender. Stir in flour until well blended. Add the red wine and broth. Simmer until reduced by about 1/4 to 1/3. Add thyme and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with sliced beef.


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