One week ago we were all dressed up with nowhere to go. At the last minute, we decided to make our own, fancier than usual, dinner for two. We also had our expensive bottle of champagne: that had been chilling in the fridge for too long for my liking.
Enter Pinterest dinner plus champagne. Since we’re in Seattle, we opted for a surf and turf meal. I found a delicious looking steak and scallop recipe and we got to work!
The night began with some yummy cheeses and champagne. I needed some bubbles to quench my thirst while cooking. The sizzling butter produced a wonderful smell, and with the steak added, the smell became so much better! The steaks were in the pan; asparagus, our favorite, was roasting in the oven; the champagne was delicious; then it was time to start the sauce. I had never used scallions to start a sauce, but everything looked good so far. As it simmered away, our bellies were losing their patience, and the aroma was so enticing. Last but not least, those poor scallops; it was their turn on the stove. And five minutes later we were able to dig in. The light sauce created the perfect bond between the steak and seafood. I was a bit intimidated by cooking steaks, but with this recipe, I achieved a perfect medium rare.
We ended the night at a dimly lit circular bar. Each drank an old fashioned: rye for Robert, bourbon for me. To top off the night, we indulged in a nice, warm skillet cookie together. Happy Friday!