Valentine’s Day Recipes – Beef Tournedos for Two {Monday Meals}

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Last year we had a wonderful Valentines Day. After making a delicious dinner, Steve treated me to a concert.  Here’s the story…and 2 of our family favorite recipes!

Twenty-nine years ago, my sweetie popped the question. We were out for a late Valentine dinner, at the nicest restaurant in Bryan/College Station.  The Texan looked like an old Dairy Queen from the outside, but it was gourmet food on the inside.

After enjoying a delicious meal of tournedos, Steve asked me to marry him. Twenty-eight years later, he’s still my Valentine and I love him with all my heart.

To celebrate that day, I decided to make beef tournedos for just the two of us. Steve was in charge of our date later in the night. (It’s not what you are thinking, see below)

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I found one of my Valentine’s Day recipes in my Art of French Cooking, by Julia Child. Julia has become my best friend in the kitchen these past couple of years. I’ve fallen in love with some of her recipes and they are “go to” recipes for me now.

I’ve included my version of Julia’s recipe below. One thing I learned this time was how to cook a really good filet. I melted butter on high. Once the foam subsided, the skillet was hot enough to brown the steaks.

I cooked the steak for a short time and flipped them. They were done in less than 10 minutes. So delicious. I’ll be using this recipe again.

So, on to our later date. Steve bought tickets to the Valentine Concert at Texas A&M with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen. I thought about showing you the concert promo (professional) picture, but it doesn’t give the personality of this concert. Here’s one my friend, Sheree Boegner took from her phone.

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It was one of the best concerts I’ve attended. Why?

It was only Lyle & Robert on stage, with their guitars. They talked between songs and told stories about the songs they wrote. Since they met at Texas A&M, we heard lots of local lore about their first songs together.

It was a perfect Valentines day!



These recipes are listed on Weekend Potluck

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