Most of the time, I just cook whatever I want, and Brent goes along with it, because Brent is a pretty go with the flow kind of guy. However, one of the reasons I truly love cooking is that it makes people feel appreciated, or cared about when you make them a meal. Because Brent had a pretty stressful week, I decided yesterday I wanted to do something nice for him, and I made plans to make him his absolute favorite dinner tonight.
Now, it’s pretty obvious we don’t really eat much meat, other than fish in our house, but we used to eat more of it, and I made this Barefoot Contessa recipe for the first time about 2 years ago. It was an immediate hit with Brent — a dish that made him literally smack his lips and lick his fingers. So, although it’s not something I’d normally choose to eat, it made me happy to make it for him (the last time was like a year and a half ago). He was very appreciative.
The amount of garlic obviously sounds obscene, but it’s not. The garlic softens and becomes sweet and buttery. It’s actually perfect for spreading on toast. Tonight’s dinner also including herb roasted fingerling potatoes, which I really filled up on, and was rounded out with some crusty Artisan Bread for sopping up the sauce. Because he loves it so much, and I rarely make it, I made a lot, so he would have leftovers for the rest of the weekend.
Brent took the afternoon off of work, so we’ve been bumming around watching basketball, although I was truly depressed by the Illini’s loss last night. (Brent was not surprised by their loss). I hope everyone has a lovely Friday night!