Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring Dinner

Tom has been building us a deck on the back of the house, and although it isn't quite finished, we've enjoyed sitting out there on balmy evenings (unlike the recent cold ones-brr!) to have dinner or dessert or just relax.

For our first "Spring Dinner on the Porch", I made rib steaks with whiskey cream sauce, roasted carrots, and mashed potatoes.

About that whiskey cream sauce: it was fabulous. I tried a teeny tiny bit of the whiskey before making the sauce, as I always like to sample my culinary alcohol, and I was in for a big surprise. I thought my lips were on fire, and my skin nearly turned inside out, not to mention the fireworks going off in my head. I had a new respect for the cowboys in old movies who downed a shot glass of the stuff. What did they have, cast-iron stomachs? After the taste test, I was initially skeptical, but it translated into a delicious creamy sauce! (Recipe from Pioneer Woman's Cookbook!)

Drew enjoying his dinner

In the two weeks since this photo was taken, the trees have really leafed out!
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  1. Well, doesn't that porch look FABULOUS!!!!
    Drew look's so happy.Food look's yummy:)

    ~Essie girl~

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