My brother, Danny, invited Sean and I to a Valentine’s dinner over the weekend. I know V-Day isn’t a family oriented holiday, but Danny’s a trained chef and it’s kinda rare that I get to eat anything he makes. Whenever I see him he’s usually exhausted from work. Sean liked the idea of a home-cooked gourmet meal rather than going out to a restaurant.
Traffic from LA to Hacienda Heights was horrible, but it was worth it. Danny made a delicious dinner with a little help from me, Lori and Costco. I like helping him out, it actually makes me feel like I know something about cooking.
We sat down to dinner a little late, but it was fine with me and accommodated my parents’ schedule.
Shrimp in a cayenne butter sauce with garlic asparagus
Filet mignon with a mushroom sauce, shrimp, roasted potatoes, asparagus and carrots (not pictured: garlic bread from the grocery store)
Apple pie a la mode (from Costco)
I was so stuffed.
My favorites were definitely the cayenne shrimp and the mushroom sauce.
As or VR, he was really working the puppy dog eyes angle to get some steak.