"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Our 30th Anniversary Dinner

Time really does fly when you are having fun. I can't believe that we have been married for 30 years. And together for 36.

Dinner needed to be something special.


Saturday I bought a beautiful piece of beef tenderloin weighing just under 2 1/2 pounds. I presalted it and wrapped it in plastic and left it in the fridge for three days. The plastic wrap came off Monday night so that the roast could air dry overnight. Early this afternoon (Tuesday) I rubbed the roast with fresh garlic and lots of coarse ground black pepper. The tenderloin was grilled and served with a homemade Bearnaise sauce, yellow beans from our garden, carrots, broccoli, individual corn puddings and parisienne potatoes.

Individual Corn Puddings

Parisienne Potatoes

Dessert was a cake - Fondant au chocolat - I found it on another blog - Foodbeam. A dense chocolate cake.

Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault's Table

Corn - Light Corn Custard

Source: Victory Garden Cookbook

2 cups scraped corn
4 eggs
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
dash nutmeg
2 Tablespoons melted butter/margarine

Combine ingredients and spoon into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Place in a roasting pan; pour boiling water two-thirds up side of the baking dish. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 1 hour or until the top is golden and a knife tests clean. Serve immediately.

For a smoother more uniform texture, puree corn and add two tablespoons of flour and proceed as above.


  1. Happy 30th Anniversary to you and Moe, Ann ~ I wish you many, many more.

    That is such a lovely celebration dinner you made. Everything is perfection! Not only that but you photographed it so beautifully. It looks luscious.

    It's always such a pleasure to visit your blog ~ (I'm so glad you're blogging!)

    You're a gem!

  2. Happy 30th Ann:) And Moe..You're a great pair:)

    What a feast.. the little corn puddings are so delicate and pretty.

  3. Happy 30th anniversary and may the next 30 bring smooth sailing! You certainly had a meal fit for a king and queen!

  4. Happy Anniversary Ann and Moe! What a wonderful way to celebrate your milestone. In your house dining in is far better then going out. I bet the carrots were only on one plate.


  5. Happy, Happy, 30th Ann....
    What a lovely dinner you made to celebrate!
    I wish you many more, filled with love!

  6. Ann and Moe: Happy Anniversary and many more to come!!!!!!!

  7. Happy 30th Wedding Anniversary to you and Moe!

    What a superb meal to celebrate your special occasion!

  8. Congratulations you two! Ann, that dinner looks absolutely amazing :)

  9. Happy 30th Anniversary! : )


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