FOLEY'S FOLLIES

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Middle of the Week Feast...

Not often I have a nice juicy filet in the middle of the week... usually it is for a special occasion.  My sister, Sue, was working up in our area this past week so we met up at another sisters home, Bev, on Wednesday night.  Her hubby grilled the filets to PERFECTION!!

Before I get to the filet photo - I have to share with you an appetizer she made.  Bev had found this in a magazine, but then forgot which one so she put it together from memory.  Puff pastry, a creamy spread topped with shaved deli ham then rolled up with an asparagus spear!!  (They also have there own asparagus patch and I went home with a ziploc bag full) Sounds good, right.... tasted wonderful with the asparagus spears baked to the exact consistency.

BEFORE BAKING....


AFTER.....




She mixed a dipping sauce of Dorothy Lynch French Salad Dressing (no relation) with some Honey Mustard...gave it just the right amount of "pop" to the spears.  Recipe (on what she remembered) below:

On one sheet of thawed puff pastry spread the mixture of:
One packet of Ranch dressing dry mix
1/3 Cup Mayo or Miracle Whip
1/3 Cup sour cream
On top of the spread top with shaved deli ham (thin slices)
Cut into long strips and wrap around a spear of asparagus
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top
Place on a foil lined cookie sheet that has been sprayed with PAM
Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 25 minutes..or until pastry is browned
Serve immediately...

Now, the filets !!  Breener (my BIL) grilled them to an internal temp of 140 degrees.  These literally melted in your mouth, you could cut them with a butter knife...



                                   


                                    

Sides of some grilled potatoes topped with onions and the last of her sweet corn from last summer rounded out the mid-week feast!




After all that I definitely think Sue needs to visit more often. and I need to be invited out again!!

While visiting I took the time to snap some photos of her 'blooms' and lush acreage....











I tried to get a "Blue Hour" photo - but missed my 'magical hour' by a bit...



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16 comments:

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I know I saw that asparagus spear recipe somewhere too! It looks fantastic and the filets look perfectly done. Did they buy special meat (grass fed, prime)? What a wonderful meal!

I think your Blue Hour photo turned out great, Barb.

Marsha said...

It's almost 10 pm and I'm starving after reading this mouth watering post. Good food!

I love that iron allium - is that one that you got at the sample sale? I am looking for them next year.

Your blue photo turned out great!

Foley said...

Marsha - It's a metal hydrangea..not at the sample sale.

lostpastremembered said...

Love that asparagus... what a spectacular idea~!

Mimi said...

Your meal was fit for a queen! That steak looks so good...it is making me salivate.

Cynthia said...

Lush acreage indeed ... beautiful, but I'm picturing the work involved keeping it looking that gorgeous this time of year.

Dinner looks and sounds delicious. I think that I could make a meal of the wrapped asparagus and the corn. Great picture of those juicy steaks, Barb.

tasteofbeirut said...

Sounds like a wonderful meal!

Suzy said...

That looks like an outstanding meal! Bev and Breener did good.They need to have you over once a week. I have about 15 asparagus from my garden. This might be a good way to actually get to cook them in something! Maybe next year I will get a whole "mess" from my tiny patch.

A Grain of Salt said...

That's my kind of meal, Barb! Easy to see why you enjoyed it so much from start to finish. Preety outdoor scenes and I agree, your blue hour photo looks great.

Dishesdone said...

Not a fan of asparagus, but that recipe could sway me, looks delicious! The filets look fantastic, and it sounds like a great time with your sisters! Are they as much fun as you are? Then I bet you had a ball!

Your blue hour looks great!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Everything looks yummy! Love the garden pics, too.

Jane

pierre said...

it is also the season of asparagus in Paris !! CHeers de Paris Pierre

Kathleen said...

What a great dinner! And your flowers look wonderful..finally getting green there, huh?

Melinda said...

I love your "blue hour" picture! I've never heard it called that - but it's the perfect name. It's the time of day that always makes a little homesick.

I also think you need to head to this friends house more often - and I'm wondering how I can get an invite! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Yum! this looks so delicious, and your sister's yard is beautiful. I've been trying to capture a blue hour photo too, but haven't had much luck. laurie

Audrey said...

I remember the first bite of a beef tenderloin I ever had was at your house. It almost made me cry it was so delicious! I never knew beef could be so tender and buttery and just...perfect. It ruined all other steaks for me though. ;)