Food for Romance

Joanna Schaffalitzky — 

Friday 4th February was the first Friday of the month and that means it was Cookalong time again! This month the theme was Food for Romance (what else?) and while I could easily come up with a starter and dessert, I spent a lot of time racking my brain for a main course to cook. In the end I decided on an experimental recipe I had tried out on my beau a couple of weeks previously but made a couple of tweaks to my original recipe.

I set up a romantic table setting for the evening...

...and then cooked a three course dinner for my parents.

I started with what I like to call Double Mushroom Surprise; a roasted Portobello mushroom topped with sautéed wild mushrooms and a slice of Serrano ham.

This was followed by Chicken stuffed with Black Pudding, served with my easy potato side dish and an apple sauce.

The meal was finished off with Brownie Hearts with Vanilla Cream.

My parents really enjoyed the meal. Their only criticism was that they found the starter and main course a little too filling so didn't have as much room for dessert.

I really enjoyed putting the three dishes together and hope that you might try cooking one, or all of them for your valentine on Monday.


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