Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Day Dinner

Frank and I dined at my apartment for Valentine's Day dinner so we could spend the evening cooking and eating a mighty fine dinner without the usual restaurant crowds. As this picture shows we began the meal with a traditional Shrimp Cocktail with a glass of Chandon Brut Sparkling Wine - a nice combination. 

The appetizer was followed by a Frank-created modified Greek salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, a large block of Feta Cheese, all topped with Frank's version of Tzatziki dressing. This was a tasty salad which Frank will have to add to his Salad repertoire.

Next up was our entree - Filet Mignon with a blue cheese cream sauce. The filet was prepared perfectly - a seared exterior and a red rare center. OMG was that delish. Can you say 'YUMMY'. I prepared the steaks while Frank roasted some thin Asparagus spears. It was the perfect accompaniment.

We finished the dinner with 'purchased' eclairs for dessert. It was a nice, relaxing evening as we would prepare one course, serve and eat it before moving on to the next course. It gave us time to enjoy the food and the wine. We selected a St. Supery "Elevation" to serve with the entree, a very good match.

That's all I'm saying.

News Flash - 2/15/2013

METEOR STRIKE IN CENTRAL RUSSIA drove Lucia into hiding when she heard the TV news announcement about the meteor today. It took us a while to convince her we do not live in Russia and she did not need to be protected from objects falling from the sky.  

Lucia in hiding

Monday, February 4, 2013

Clyde Nabe's Photographs and Blog

I have added another blog to my list of "Blogs I Follow". My good friend and an accomplished photographer, Clyde Nabe, has added a blog section to his existing photograph website. I highly recommend you check out "Galleries" and NabesBlog, both accessible from the banner on his home page.(Click the link). Clyde has been a big help to me in learning some of the neat intricacies of Photoshop Elements, but I have a way to go to catch up with him. Thank you, My Friend

Sunset from my Balcony

Living on the 5 floor of my apartment building and facing to the west, I have the opportunity to watch some beautiful Florida Sunsets. Last Friday, February 1, 2013 I happened to see a beautiful and colorful sunset while Frank and I were preparing dinner. I rushed to get the camera, stepped onto my balcony, and snapped a few shots. Of the bunch, I liked this one the best. Enjoy !

From Skyline 5th
February 1, 2013