Monday, February 25, 2013

Valentines Day

 We always cook instead of going out for Valentines. This year we kept it a little more simple by grilling. I think this was the best idea because Nathan did the grilling and all I had to do was make a side and dessert.

We started by putting this guy in his Valentines pajamas and into bed.

To accompany our Mustard Seed Crusted Burgers and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad was beer from local Throwback Brewery

During Jan-March they are making special batches of dark beer. They call it their Unafraid of the Dark series. I bought this for Nathan for Christmas. For Valentines they featured a beet stout. The color was an amazing burgundy purple. Despite the high sugar content in beets it still tasted like beets and unfortunately I've never liked them so I wasn't a huge fan. 

We hadn't grilled in a while so a burger was a nice change. My favorite was the roasted sweet potato salad. I had come across the recipe on Bon Appetite and wanted to try it because I was tired of all the ways I usually prepare sweet potatoes. It was delicious! I could have eaten the whole bowl myself. 

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