Anniversary Dinner

Ocean Club

The view from our balcony at the Ocean Club, Paradise Island, on our honeymoon four years ago.

When an occasion is truly special, it calls for a special dinner.  But that doesn’t have to mean going out to a restaurant!  In fact, there are some times – like Valentine’s Day, for instance – when I would much prefer to light some candles, sip some wine and make a wonderful dinner with my favorite sous chef, rather than go out, fight traffic, deal with parking and spend way too much money for a buttery, fattening dinner.  I don’t consider cooking to be a chore even on weeknights, but I find it even more fun to make something special with the hubs and then enjoy it together, quietly, at home.  Next time you have an occasion to celebrate – a birthday, anniversary, or whatnot – try making a special meal at home rather than going out.  Here’s a menu for just such a night…

Appetizer
Herbed Cannellini Bean Crostini

Main Course
Garlic and Citrus Roasted Cornish Hens
Herbed Orzo
Cucumber Salad

Dessert
Lemon and Almond Semifreddo with Raspberry Sauce

Wine Pairing: A special occasion calls for a special bottle.  The hubs surprised me by picking up a bottle of Chardonnay from Cakebread Cellars, one of my all-time favorite wineries!  Tasting notes on the wine are coming soon, so stay tuned!

Side note… I can’t believe it’s been four years since I married my best friend.  It seems like just yesterday that Father Joe was climbing into our limo and interrupting our just-married kiss.  I have had more fun, laughed harder and loved more than I could have ever imagined possible – and I have a good imagination.  Happy Anniversary, honey!

3 thoughts on “Anniversary Dinner

  1. OOH OOOH! Looks like a FAaaaaaabulous menu! I really love Cakebread too! And even though ppl love to stick thier nose up at me – I love a good chard. 🙂

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