I consider myself to be a pretty decent cook. I have managed to put together some pretty complex meals in my day. Not often do I get scared of trying something new in the kitchen and often find comfort and joy when preparing a wonderful meal for my husband.
A bit of history for you: On the first Valentine's Day that Pat and I celebrated I decided to make Flounder Francaise. It's fish that is dredged in eggs and flour and then cooked in a skillet. What we ate for dinner instead of lovely flounder, was soggy fish in a scrambled egg mix. Yes, I totally messed that one up! Pat, being the great boyfriend at the time ate it right up. However, I have never made it again.
The past few Valentine's Days have been pretty successful. Two years ago we made King Crab Legs and got engaged! Last year I made pretty great dishes courtsey of The Pioneer Woman. This year, although we have a super cute baby to celebrate with, cooking our special meal...well, let's just say I'm glad I had wine on hand!
First things first. I decided to prep my goat cheese for my Baked Goat Cheese salad the night before. I chopped my chives, used dried thyme instead of fresh and got out my fresh goat cheese. I mixed them together in the processor and stuck it in the fridge. However, I was secretly worried as first of all, my cheese turn GREEN! And secondly, the cheese mix just seemed WAY too runny. But I just put it out of my mind.
On Valentine's morning, after the cheese had chilled for over 12 hours, I prepped everything to make the rounds. I beat my eggs in a dish. I put my chopped pecans in another dish and grabbed my cheese from the fridge. I used a spoon to scoop out the cheese and then started to roll it in my hands to form a ball. However, instead I bascially just ended up with a handfull of gooey cheese. For whatever reason the cheese never firmed up, and therefore could not be made into balls. So after some quick thinking I tosssed the cheese mixture into the freezer hoping to encourage the firming process. This seemed to help a bit, but ultimatly I only managed to get 5 disks dipped in egg and nuts before everything started melting apart. I will say, while not pretty (or correctly done I am prety sure) the 5 disks that I did end up baking were pretty good...green center and all!