Saturday, February 14, 2009


Hee hee, VD is funny.....

All things venereal aside, we made the most bad ass dinner tonight for Valentines day. French Onion soup and a spinach salad with a warm bacon vinaigrette and poached egg. The soup was very simple and accented wonderfully by the gruyere, hand picked by the wonderful Gustav at the Co-op. We generally do the float method rather than putting everything in the oven, while wonderful, it really turns into a dreadful clean-up of melty cheese.

The salad was pretty badass. We cooked up three strips of sliced smokey bacon till crisp, removing the bacon and most of the fat (save it for later). Added some minced shallots to the pan, then a bit of apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard. Once all of the good bits are deglazed from the pan add the fat and a bit of olive oil if needed and whisk till warm and combined. Plate the whole thing up over spinach, the bacon, and add in a poached egg (ours was not nearly as juicy as I would have liked....).
And then love all of the cheesy, crusty, bacony, wonderfulness.


Mr. Dave said...

VD is a horrible way to die.

K8 said...

yes. yes it is.