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Veal and Shallots in Red Wine; Valentine’s Day…. Hmmm… — 12 Comments

  1. I am all for food&love!
    Of course, wine always helps..
    Hubby and I are both second-time-around – I think that helps as far as remembering to be kind and cherish the little things.
    I agree that dinner can be a wonderful bond to draw you in to intimacy and your dinner sounds rich, warming and loving. What’s for dessert?

  2. I am with you gals…dinner and conversations can be so romantic! This looks delish, Katie. Thanks for adding it to the KOL round up!

  3. My Beloved loves the grand gestures, often giving me romantic things like unexpected bouquets of flowers and taking me for surprise getaway weekends. I love his romantic side. But I also love when he walks the dog without being asked or does the dishes or warms me up in bed when I’ve gotten up to walk the dog.

  4. 😉 I sometimes think of it as cool romance – bumping into each other at the bathroom sink – and hot romance which needs no example.
    But coming together in the evening to bring the day to a close and hearts together always seems romantic even if it’s staring into space.

  5. Ah yes, Katie. Us older married folks have it way good, I think! Farmboy and I will have been married 38 years this Sept. (I was a VERY young bride…just 18!) I know what he likes. He knows what I like. We know what pleases each other. For a lot of our marriage, love has been a decision, for there were many, many times we did not FEEL the love! But, oh, the rewards!
    Tho we still have 2 teens at home, and our 8yo grandson has been living with us for nearly 1 1/2 years, we still try to make time for a nice, quiet dinner for just the two of us. This week it was a small tenderloin, shrimp scampi, and fettucini with herbs and lemon. Oh the bliss!

  6. Katie,
    Beautiful post. We’ve been married for 43 years and food and dining have probably had a hand in keeping us together. Exploring new restaurants while traveling, trying new ingredients, cooking together and the Saturday night ritual of candles, wine, and music.
    Your photograph is glistening! Makes me want to try this. What cut of veal did you use?
    Penny

  7. i love the idea of veal in pasta. i’ve not done that but it sounds interesting. and you rarely ever go wrong with shallots!

  8. Natashya, I’m 2nd, he’s 3rd… so 30 years is pretty good!
    Chris, the best part of the day. Glad I remembered in time!
    Val, we’ve been doing it for so many years – does that make it a habit? It’s a good one…
    Zoomie, I vote for the dog at 3am (Sedi is old, has to get up to pee in the night)
    Tanna, Hot and Cold – I like that… Sometimes staring is all we have energy for.
    Cindy, nothing like renewing over good food, is there? And there is a lot to be said for long marriages…
    Penny, when we travel, we book the restaurants first, hotels are second!
    Bren, it gets so much more tender than beef… I love shallots… all the time!

  9. Wow! I also food lover and this one is a perfect dish for this valentines,i sure of it. Thank you so much for sharing the ingredients.
    vee