Saturday, September 5, 2009
Had a small Birthday celebration for my oldest son last night.. Menu included beautiful Fillet Mignon with mushrooms and Bearnaise sauce. Also tried Duchess Potatoes for the first time..there are many recipes on the Internet for them. They are the perfect potato with steak! A nice romaine salad and a French baguette rounded out the meal. The birthday "cake" requested was to make the brownies I posted earlier but with Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars with almonds!
My son and his GF were in charge of grilling and did a fantastic job..the steaks were PERFECT!! I was only able to get two photos taken before the battery died so they aren't the best..but you get the idea!
One of the guests was Shooter, the dog of my sons GF... this is a photo she took as the sun was going down. Shooter is a Cairn Terrier, a real cutie
DUCHESS POTATOES... Cook's.Com recipe
2 c. firm mashed potatoes
3 egg yolks
3 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. heavy cream
Salt, pepper, nutmeg
1/2 c. grated Swiss cheese
Warm the mashed potatoes, if necessary. Stir in the egg yolks, one by one, then the butter, cream and seasonings to taste. While still warm, pipe with large star tip onto buttered and floured baking sheets. Sprinkle lightly with cheese. Set aside. Half an hour before serving brown lightly in a 400 degree oven.