For our anniversary, I challenged myself with a new recipe with a little bit of my own twist. It turned out to be super yummy so I am sharing it with everyone!
Balsamic Whiskey Marinade:
Put ingredients into a zip lock bag - I used a two gallon bag so I could get both steaks in and marinating together. Let the steaks marinate for about an hour and a half. You can marinate longer but the bourbon will be stronger in the steaks.
While the steaks are marinating - start prepping the sides. We used the same marinade on our green beans.
Bacon Shiitake Green Beans:
Marinate the green beans and shiitake mushrooms in the Balsamic Whiskey Marinade (see above for recipe) for about an hour. Sautee onions and bacon in cast iron skillet while everything is marinating.
Seasoned Red Potatoes:
While onions and bacon is going, start boiling the water for your potatoes. Cook potatoes til cooked. Place potatoes on baking sheet and dice or smash them lightly. Drizzle ingredients over the potatoes and stick in the over for 45 minutes at 355 degrees. Go ahead and stick your rolls in there with them.
Start cooking the beans on the stove on a lower heat - cover. Stir occasionally until cooked.
Grill or cook steaks in a iron cast skillet until they are at the temperature you prefer. We cooked our's medium rare.
Place everything on a plate and sprinkle the green beans with a touch of goat cheese and you are all set for a delicious meal!
What you need:
Melt your chocolate as directed on the package. I added a touch of cinnamon to mine - this is just a flavor preference for me. I have in the past added flavored powder creamer, too. (Hazelnut and Vanilla are both yummy!) Spoon the chocolate half way up the mold in each square. Then use the tip of your spoon to grab a dab of peanut butter - use finger to drop in chocolate. Do this to each square and don't use too much peanut butter. Finally, cover the peanut butter with the remaining chocolate.
Pop the mold into the freezer and let set for 2 hours. Once they are finished carefully pop the chocolate bites out of the mold and place into a tupperware container.
You can keep these are room temperature or stick them in the fridge - they will be hard if you keep them frozen.
Drop your molds in the dishwasher for a quick clean and you are all set to go.