New Year’s Eve Dinner: Surf & Turf

For NYE, I wanted to make a special dinner for us. Going to a restaurant is usually total chaos and the menu is inflated by 50%.  So while Markel and I played at home all day, I cooked up a romantic meal for 2.

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Surf: Shrimp Cocktail

Not as fancy as lobster, but I LOVE shrimp cocktails.  Not sure what it is, but I’m obsessed with it.  I bought Porterhouse Steaks (put a seasoned rub on both sides) and made Garlic Mashed Potatoes on the side.

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Kale & Broccoli Salad with Lemon Poppy seed Dressing with nuts and dried cranberries.  Bought this premade salad kit from Costco.  It’s my favorite thing ever!  Only $5 and serves about 4-5 people.

wpid-20131231_182925.jpgOur tablescape

We were pretty busy rushing around getting ready, tiring Lucy out so she could go to sleep in her crate, and doing Lucy’s 100 day celebration (post to come)~ so we had to do without candles, a pretty table cloth, and all things fanshy. hehe

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