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A Lovely Dinner

Well, I got a little carried away with my most recent cooking--so I turned it into date night for Dan and I instead! I even pulled out some fancy glasses with grape juice for fun!

The Menu:

Italian Marinated Steak
Oven-Roasted Potatoes with Thyme
Buttered Corn
and Lemon-Raspberry Tiramisu
Result: Happy Husband :)
Recipes below...Enjoy!
Italian Marinated Steak
1 c. Italian Dressing
3 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese (grated)
3 tsp. Dried Basil (crushed)
1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper
2-4 boneless sirloin or top round steaks

Place steaks in a glass dish or plastic bag. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients and pour 3/4 c. over the steak, reserving 1/4 c. for basting on the grill. Marinate 3-24 hours. Grill or broil steak, turning once, and brushing frequently with reserved marinade.

Oven Roasted Potatoes with Thyme
4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tsp. black pepper (freshly ground)
1 tsp. salt
5-6 medium-sized potatoes (chunked)
1 tsp. thyme or rosemary (we prefer Thyme)

Preheat oven to 500 degrees and place olive oil, pepper, and salt in dish. Heat oil in oven for about 3 minutes. Add potatoes and thyme and stir to coat with oil. Cover with foil and return to oven for about 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook another 5 minutes or until desired crispiness.

Lemon-Raspberry Tiramisu

2 8-oz. packages of cream cheese (softened)
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. water
1 pkg. lemon-flavored gelatin (4-serving size)
2 c. whipped topping (thawed)
1/2 c. red raspberry preserves
1/4 c. water
2 tspb. marsala cooking wine
2 pkgs. lady fingers (3 oz. each)
1 pt. fresh raspberries or frozen unsweetend raspberries (thawed)

1. Combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat with mixer at high speed until smooth. Combine 1/3 c. water and gelatin in a bowl and microwave until water is boiling and gelatin is dissolved. Cool slightly and add to cream cheese mix. Beat 1 minute. Add whipped topping and beat 1 minute more.
2. Whisk together preserves, 1/4 water, and marsala in small bowl until well-blended. Reserve 2 Tbsp. Spread 1/3 c. over bottom of 11"x7"
baking dish. Layer half of the lady fingers in the pan, spread half of cheese mixture over lady fingers. Sprinkle 1 c. of raspberries over cheese mix. Layer remaining ladyfingers, top with remaining preserves mixture, then remaining cheese mixture.
3. Cover, refridgerate at least 2 hours. Drizzle reserved 2 Tbsp of preserves over cake and sprinkle with remaining raspberries. Enjoy


  1. This was an amazing meal! Seriously, those $100+ restaurants have nothing on my wife!

  2. I love the "happy husband" picture at the end :)

  3. lets exchange recipes. If you are up to get some fresh herbs to cook with, and some vinegar etc, I can give you some recipes that a little on the exotic side, but pretty good


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